“Continuing the storyline in "The Language of Bees" Mary and Holmes find themselves separated and running from the law. Holmes has taken his wounded son Damian. along with a Doctor and the fisherman whose boat he hired. to Europe.
Mary flees with the pilot Javitz and Damian's daughter Estelle in the plane which had brought Mary to the Orkney Islands.
Now separated and unable to communicate the plane carrying Mary and Estelle is shot down in a densly wooded area. Javitz, the pilot, is wounded and unable to travel. A strange little man finds them and takes them to the shelter of his woodland home.
With a mysterious group of men hunting both of them and an arrest warrent out for them. Mary tries to contact Mycroft, but he has also mysteriously disappeared.
Who is behind these strange occurrences and what do they want? As Mary and Holmes make their way to London to find each other, the mysterious person behind the incidents begins to lay the final plans to get rid of the Holmes brothers and the pesky Mary Russell.
A good read for fans of this series.”