After the death of Elizabeth I, King James of Scotland claims the English throne and the country goes to war with Catholic Spain. As a result, English Catholics are driven into hiding and after witnessing the brutal means by which the Crown intends to punish his people for practising their faith, recusant Catholic Robert Catesby devises a plot to assassinate King James. However, he must first enlist the help of loyal allies and heads to Brussels to seek the assistance of hardened war veteran Guy Fawkes.
Five years after the shocking events that rocked her hometown in New Zealand, Detective Robin Griffin has returned to Sydney and is trying to rebuild her life. When the unidentified body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears to be little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realises 'China Girl' didn't die alone.
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