When Sebastian Bishop turned into Calle Costera he immediately saw the two Guardia Civil cars parked outside his villa. That meant somebody had already told the police about his contact with the Condesa. They would be waiting to arrest him. When they found that his DNA matched that on and in her body, and on the sash of her dressing-gown that had been used to strangle her, they would undoubtedly charge him with her murder.
How had he got into this disastrous position in such a short time?
More importantly ? how was he going to get out of it?
This was the beginning of a long and dangerous attempt to prove his innocence.
It was also an adventure which was to lead him to finding one of the greatest treasures in the modern world.