Bachelor William Harman died in 2008, leaving behind a considerable estate of 90,000 pounds. But as Fraser and Fraser starts hunting down heirs, a mix-up over birth dates suddenly threatens to derail the entire investigation. With the team forced to play catch up, the trail leads them to South Africa, while closer to home the suggestion that William may have been an abandoned child proves a troubling discovery.
Meanwhile, in the heart of Sussex, heir-hunting duo Lord and Lady Teviot are investigating the case of Cecil Higham. Separated from his brother at birth, Cecil served in the army during the Second World War, got married and apparently lived a relatively uneventful life. But as the Lord and Lady dig deeper, an extraordinary story emerges.