Nurse Amy Leatheran had a most unusual patient. Louise, according to her husband, celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner, suffered from 'nervous terror'. Her fantasies were vivid and horrifying, a disembodied hand, a yellow, dead face pressed against the window. Who or what did she fear?
At the site of a dig in the Iraqi desert, surely she was safe from danger. Most of the expedition were old colleagues and friends. Yet they seemed an unnaturally formal group - there was tension, uneasiness even, in the air. Something very sinister was going on, and it involved... murder.