A chance meeting with the elusive, mysterious Jenny at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance - and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes those who stand in his way. This was the first book I wrote to have a realistic modern-day setting. It was first published under the title ‘The White `Mercedes’, which I still prefer.