James Avalon faces a new menace in the second book in the Avalon series, Auld Clootie.
In Avalon's second major case, change and upheaval within the police forve sees him struggle with the problems of a reorganisation of his team.
With a new team to knock into shape Avalon tries his best to deal with a new boss and the problems with the personal lives of his team.
His own life is also in a state of flux and he undertakes a new approach but trouble is waiting in the wings.
That 'trouble' comes in the shape of a new and baffling case that seems to have no clues or motives and Avalon has to work with limited resources to solve a crime liked to religion, ritual and legend.