As the heiress to a vast fortune amassed by her millionaire father, Francesca Cahill's life should be mapped out for her: find an eligible suitor, marry, and have children. But Francesca is an unconventional young lady who is not about to give up her knack for sleuthing -- even though it brings her closer to danger than she ever could imagine.
Murder strikes once again the seamy underbelly of New York's high society, exposing scandalous secrets and unleashing an intense investigation into one of the most brutal crimes the city has ever known. Innocent women are being murdered and there seems to be a strange connection between them. Can Francesca unravel the clues? Or by doing so, will she place herself and other women in grave jeopardy? Francesca must join forces with Rick Bragg, New York City's Police Commissioner and the man she cannot resist loving, as their search takes them through a twisted labyrinth of menacing lies, corruption, and a passion that refuses to be denied . . .