The unveiling of a new memorial stirs deep emotions in a remote North Pennines village as the people honor their war dead. However, pride is in short supply at the ceremony as anger spills over and deep-rooted tensions are brought to the surface. That night, the memorial is vandalized and an elderly war veteran is murdered, apparently by thieves after his Victoria Cross. Are the incidents connected? When Detective Chief Inspector Jack Harris is called in to investigate, he and his team discover a world of secrets and a criminal conspiracy that stretches across the globe. As the detectives start to make sense of events, they realize that they are investigating more than two crimes and end up asking the question, "What price honor?"