Maze Investigations has been operating for six months with notable success. Maggie is doing her weekly radio slot. Zelah has discovered a new talent and Nick – is still slogging away at what he does best: finding the truth in hidden places.
But they have been so busy that there hasn’t been time to stop and evaluate. Christmas provides a much needed break. Maggie’s announcement some unexpected news about a career development for herself isn’t well received, particularly by Zelah.
Nick, watching the rift develop, has been planning news of his own over Christmas and despite the tension in Maze he asks Maggie for help, opening up about his past and his own family mystery.
The rift between Zelah and Maggie leads them down different paths of research. An angry Zelah has taken on a new client and she is so determined to make this case a success on her own that she doesn’t see that this client is not what he seems. Maggie meanwhile has been asked to help out with a local case which is more about heir hunting than genealogy. The subject – a lost child from the Spanish Civil War – grips her and draws her in.
As Maggie and Zelah both head off abroad on their quests, Nick is left to face his own history and demons: psychological, spiritual and real.
Can the investigators resolve their differences, or was Maze Investigations a good idea that failed because of a clash of stubborn characters who could not compromise enough to work together to resolve their differences?