Hammond's onetime Scottish hero, gunsmith-sleuth Keith Calder (In Camera, p. 355), has recently taken a backseat to his spunky daughter Deborah, newly married to Inspector Ian Fellowes of the local police and very involved in her new business--preparing and marketing game birds. This time, it's her connection to Ian that involves her in the hunt for vanished teenager Delia, daughter of Bernard Thrower, an accountant who's recently decamped for a new love and, just possibly, to evade questions about the highly suspect takeover of Sempylene, the corporation for which he worked. A bizarre clue sets Ian and Deborah on Delia's track--in an unexpected quarter--testing all of Deborah's resources of courage and ingenuity. In the end, it's her gun expertise that nails the mastermind of the scam behind all the brouhaha. Mildly entertaining stuff--add a plus for gun and field aficionados.