During his final days at Aidensfield, Nick has much to consider. There are duties to complete as he struggles to balance his family's needs against the demands of the police service. Nick is challenged to solve a centuries-old Aidensfield murder mystery but is also expected to trace a coal thief before he burns the evidence. And what is Claude Jeremiah Greengrass up to? Intense pressure comes to Nick and his family because they must find a suitable house before he assumes his new responsibilities. As he struggles to finalise his ambitious plans, some surprising offers are made to Constable Nick as he prepares for the next stage of his career.