About an hour after Al Kinloch learns that his stepfather has suffered a debilitating heart attack, he is pummeled by thugs who then ransack his spartan hut on a remote Scottish mountain. Kinloch, the black sheep of an extended family headed by his uncle the Earl, paints pictures for a living and quite enjoys his remote way of life. But millions of pounds have been stolen from his stepfather's business, forcing Al's return to civilization. Attempting to save the business from its creditors, Al must confront a jealous family member and suspicious business associates while dodging assorted violent efforts.
Original title: To the Hilt
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper