First published 2005
From beneath a wartime POW camp near Ely, deep in the Cambridgeshire Fens, a man crawls through an escape tunnel. But he won’t emerge until fifty years of peace have passed. When he does, unearthed by archaeologists seeking a Saxon burial tomb, Dryden knows he has a mystery to solve. The human remains are a puzzle – the victim appears to have been shot in the head – and even more puzzling, he was breaking into the camp not out. The police treat the body as an historical curiosity, but Dryden digs deeper – and soon unearths a corpse of much more recent origin.