The elderly German, Karl Uxkull, was senile or desperate for attention. Why else would he concoct a tale of Nazi atrocity on the remote island of Delphi, off the coast of Donegal? And why now, sixty years after the event, just when Irish-American billionaire Shay Govern has tendered for a prospecting licence for gold in Lough Swilly? Journalist Tom Noone doesn't want to know. But when Karl Uxkull is discovered drowned, Tom and his young daughter find themselves running for their lives, in pursuit of the truth that is their only hope of survival.