Mad bomber at large, bumbling amateur in pursuit! Folksinger Sheil B. Wright is sole survivor when a Scottish ritual is fatally disrupted in Australia's green Southwest. Sheil challenges pedantic police inspector Sheryl Holmes, descendant of the great Sherlock, finding clues in an old Scottish lovesong and smutty verse by Robert Burns. Dangerous passions are unleashed, from history's Glencoe Massacre and from the modern trauma of Australia's indigeus people. Then comes the horrendous truth as the killer decides Sheil must die.