When DI John Bright leaves England to escape the aftermath
of a murder investigation, the last thing he expects is to
become embroiled in another one.
Detective Inspector John Bright has never seen much going
in holidays abroad, and he's certainly not a man to run
away from danger. So he's inclined to ignore the death
threats he has been getting ever since he put a vicious
London crime boss behind bars. It is only when the threats
begin to target his girlfriend, Jude, that Bright decides
to take her on an unexpected holiday in France.
Driving through the countryside toward Provence with Jude,
Bright is lulled by the gorgeous sunlight, the food, and
the wine. They stop over in the small, sleepy town of
Neufchâtel, where the tranquility is only slightly marred
by the obvious tension between the inn's gloomy owner,
Louis, and his wayward fiancée, Mariela.
When a local woman disappears, at first Bright and Jude
think nothing of it. Then, they learn the shocking truth:
She'd been raped and then brutally murdered. Suddenly,
Bright finds himself the prime suspect for the first time
in his life. Faced with a police force whose language,
rules, and customs he doesn't understand, frustrated by his
virtual prisoner status, he realizes that his only chance
to clear his name is to help them find the killer.