Detective James Avalon is a man in turmoil, he knows he needs to make changes in his life, but what and how? A sudden secondment to the Highlands of Scotland forces his hand. A huge crime wave has put the Inverness police under a great deal of pressure and the legend of a phantom drummer is clouding the logic of an already baffling case. The Drums of Drumnadrochit is the first book in the series following the life and career of James Avalon. This contemporary tale, set in the land of the Loch Ness Monster, stretches the deductive powers of Avalon with a mystery that stems from the ancient battlefield of Cullodden.