On the Greek island of Crete, traditions run deep and there are often secrets that are best left buried.
Their questions begin to unpick a web of forbidden love, betrayal and greed, murder and vendettas.
Then they vanish.
A feisty Scottish woman and an irascible, Zorba-like Greek form a reluctant and unlikely alliance in a race to find them.
The journey leads them to remote villages abandoned after decades of vendetta, hidden rituals and characters good and evil.
Very soon though, the hunters become the hunted, as the murderous family behind the original crime seek to remove all threats to their honour and position of power.