1819. Jack 'Crow' Crowlas, the charismatic and hero of K.J. Whittaker's first novel, False Lights, has married his feisty love, Hester and with their child daughter, settled all the way down to get pleasure from their new lifestyles as Lord and woman Lamorna of Nansmornow in Cornwall.
But for Crow, difficulty isn't far-off and as Cornwall seethes with uprising, he's arrested for treason. Spared execution provided that he undertakes a hugely doubtful project to St Petersburg, he unearths himself tangled in a snare of treachery and illicit ardour, violence and sexual deceit, the place not just his love for Hester, but in addition his courting along with his simply brother, serving with the British military in Russia, can be verified to the restrict and past.
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