During the eerie half-light of a far north summer night, a crime spree - from scams to burglary - strikes the Highlands. Suddenly Hamish Macbeth has more police work than he desires. As he investigates the summer's high crimes and misdemeanors, he attracts the attention of his superiors. They feel a promotion and transfer will give him a larger playing field. That's the last thing Macbeth wants. Now the lawman needs a clever way to quash the move without losing his job entirely.