"When Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn, he finds the remains of a man who is identified as a local drug dealer Martin Kielty. It soon becomes clear that the man's death was no accident, and suspicion falls on a local vigilante group. Onetime paramilitaries, the men call themselves The Rising. Meanwhile, Devlin's former colleague's teenage son has gone missing during a seaside camping trip. Devlin is relieved when the boy's mother, Caroline Williams, receives a text message from her son's phone, and so when a body is washed up on a nearby beach, the inspector is baffled. Then another drug dealer is killed, and Devlin realises there's more to the spate of deaths than civic-minded vigilantism."--Publisher description.