Belinda Lawrence returns to her home town of Melbourne, to discover a murder that’s close to her heart. A murder which leads to the seat of political power, Parliament House. The various threads of deceit and intrigue are gradually unravelled and, with Hazel Whitby at her side, Belinda is confronted by warring political factions. The mystery deepens with the discovery of a priceless historical item, of value to both political powers, and which places Belinda’s life in jeopardy. The gregarious Major; An enigmatic university Professor; Two colourful antique sellers; Eccentric retired music-hall entertainers; And Belinda’s partner, Mark Sallinger… …all immersed in the scheming and covert encounters besieging Belinda as she solves her most challenging mystery.