Stuart's feckless life suddenly comes into sharp focus as he begins a sweeping, illicit love affair with Kathy. The lovers are reckless, indiscreet and hopelessly in love. But all the time Stuart is haunted by events from twelve years earlier. As a young boy, he had watched a dark love affair blossom between his uncle and Shirley, Kathy's mother-in-law. The scandalous affair somehow becomes the trigger for two apparently unconnected incidents. First Stuart hears the screams of a mechanic as a five ton bus comes crashing down on his head in what the coroner described as a dreadful accident. Within a couple of weeks, Stuart's best friend disappeared and from that moment on, he always believed that there was a connection between his friend vanishing and the mechanic's death. Twelve years later and a chance encounter with the dead mechanic's wife, confirms his long held suspicions of a connection between these incidents. Just to complicate things further, Kathy is the sister of his missing friend and the wife of a man he's hated for most of his life.
Unbeknown to Stuart, the cuckolded man not only knows a lot about the events from twelve years ago, he's well aware of his wife's amour as well. When the body of his friend is found, Stuart suddenly realises that their affair is about to end like a violent Greek tragedy. Salt of Their Blood is an epic story by a new author about a tempestuous, dark and very modern love affair.