After eight years abroad, Rowland Sinclair has come home to a house he hates, and a city which seems conservative ... and dull.
He longs to return to the bright lights of Europe. Until an old friend persuades him to join Sydney Art School.
There, under the tutelage of the renowned Julian Ashton, Rowland learns to paint and finds himself drawn into the avant-garde world of Sydney’s artistic set.
But murder rears its ugly head and Rowland must decide who his friends really are.