D.C. Cameron of Yorkshire County is on his way through heavy snow, with a visiting D.I., to arrest one Charles Goodwin for his part in a bank robbery.  Cameron is certain they’ll find him in a remote abandoned croft, a tiny dwelling shared by several farmers for shepherds’ shelter  in bad weather.  Goodwin is there and Goodwin’s reaction is more bloody and ferocious, worse than Cameron had feared. There’s a living hatred between Goodwin and Cameron, and this is the story of two ruthless and resourceful men trapped in an isolated croft – and trapped in mutual hatred.