At the end of a rock festival in 1969, a girl’s body is found in abandoned in a sleeping bag. When Detective Inspector Chadwick discovers the victim was connected to a local band, the Mad Hatters, he is unwillingly drawn into the psychedelic drug scene. In the present, DCI Alan Banks investigates the murder of a music journalist working on a feature about the Mad Hatters, who are embarking on a reunion tour. To understand the present, Banks must revisit the past, where he finds one band member fried his brains with drugs, and another was found mysteriously drowned in a swimming pool. Banks must act quickly to prevent another tragedy, as the truth reuniting past and present finally emerges.
Mass market paperback McClelland & Stewart ISBN: 978-0-7710-7615-2 May 2007 $10.99