On an idyllic summer’s day at their Sussex home, Julian and Cressida Field are enjoying the serenity of the countryside whilst their elderly Ukrainian odd-job man, and friend of the family, Romka goes about his chores. He cooks, mends fences, trims hedges and grows vegetables. For more than fifty years he has worked for the family, living in a flat above the garage. Cressida calls him her ‘life-saver’.
But the peace of their afternoon is shattered by the arrival of two detectives from the War Crimes Squad, Scotland Yard. Is Romka innocent or guilty?