Chief Inspector Burridge of Capetown PD is faced with a baffling case. A German National, apparently in South Africa on business, has been found dead in his rented apartment, with all possible escape roots firmly locked from the inside. And as if catching this Houdini-esque killer didn't pose eugh of a problem, the dead man's identity is anything but certain. Add to this the apparent suicide by poison of ather German on a flight to Europe, and you have the beginnings of a tale of stolen identity, espionage and betrayal dating back to the Second World War and spanning two continents.. Cue 'Lofty' Towers, English holiday-maker, war veteran and prime suspect in the murder investigation to turn amateur sleuth and re-live the past, filling in the blanks of a story that has long troubled him. Who kws, perhaps things will work out for the best, Second Time Around.