A religious cult grips Swansea, its followers believing they alone will be saved in the Apocalypse, once they surrender all they have to Our Lady of Mumbles. Soon events in the town are running out of control. In a world where happiness is denied and love is punished, Inspector Rumsey Bucke uncovers murder, suicide and dark family secrets. No one is safe. Now that evil flourishes, the rats abound, swarming through the graveyard. Are these really the Last Days?
Two brave and resourceful women give Bucke strength and the support that he needs. But this is a dangerous time to be a woman and, as time runs out, those he cares for most are in mortal danger. Can Bucke save them?