Someone in the Colonial Office is passing secrets to Germany
about Englandâ€™s strategy on Africa. While Police
Superintendent Thomas Pitt investigates this matter of
treason, he is quietly looking into the tragic death of his
childhood mentor, Sir Arthur Desmond. Pitt believes that Sir
Arthur was murdered, and that the crime is connected with
the treachery in the government.
And when the strangled body of an aristocratic society
beauty is found floating near lonely Traitors Gate, Pitt and
his clever wife, Charlotte, begin to see clearly the pattern
of tragedy and frightening evil that Pitt must deal with, at
the risk of his careerâ€”and his life.