Edinburgh. July, just weeks away from a major international summit. When former political activist Bronte O’Hara finds an injured man in the kitchen of her flat, the police seem less interested in finding out who he was and where he went that they are in the activities of Bronte’s anarchist ex-boyfriend, Eden.
Then the man reappears and reveals himself as a policeman, Marcus Fleming. Eden is missing — and Marcus has every reason to want to trace him. Drawn in to the search for her former lover, Bronte becomes increasingly attracted to Marcus, despite her rejection of everything he stands for. But as the threat of violence increases, Bronte’s need for answers leads her into the heart of a riot — and only Marcus can save her.