DCI Rebecca Meredith is a keen and competent rower who is contemplating having a sabatical from the Met so she can train for the Olympics. However, one evening she goes out rowing and isn't seen again. The canine search and rescue team are called in to investigate and soon her body is found. Kincaid (on his way back from his wedding) is called in to investigate and soon there appear to be several issues which require his careful and diplomatic handling.
This is another good offering by Crombie and combines the progression of Kincaid and James' personal relationship and family life as well as some more delicate professional topics.