Charlie Brodski, retired USAF bomb expert turned successful cookery writer, lives the quiet life with his wife beside the sea in Denmark. So why would anyone plant a bomb under his car?
Recognising it as the work of a professional, Charlie asks for help from the people who set him up in his new life. But they want a favour in return: nothing much, just for him to kill a middle-aged widower who was training to be a priest in Rome. But that man is ex-copper, ex-criminal Jimmy Costello, who is on the run. Will Charlie's past catch up with him before he catches up with Jimmy?