William Kirwan, coachman for the Cunningham family, was killed last night defending his master's property. This is the second break-in to occur in this area in under a week. Keen to help Holmes recover from a particularly stressful case, Watson arranges for them to visit a friend in the country. But after a robbery baffles the local police, Holmes is drawn into a web of lies, blackmail and murder. It's up to him to identify the villians - if he survives the case, that is . . .