When recovering alcoholic Simon Fox comes out of rehab, he has nothing. A building collapse has left his reputation as an architect in tatters, his wife has thrown him out and his family are estranged. Then along comes old school pal Alexander Everett-Heath who invites Simon to join him at his old country house Abbot’s Keep.
Now Abbot’s Keep has a secret. It was formerly the home of the leader of a monastic order founded by Abbot Milroy, a shady churchman who made a fortune out of selling stolen holy relics. Life was sweet for Milroy until Henry VIII decided to break with Rome and help himself to the Catholic Church’s estates and rumour has it that Milroy had hidden a fortune in gold somewhere on the estate.
Everett-Heath has to go off on business and leaves Fox in charge of his dog, a metal detector…
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