Two contentious elections. One dead philanderer. A monumental conspiracy.
In the midst of Acting Coroner Fenway Stevenson's reelection campaign, the body of a successful business owner is found in a pedestrian underpass-and she discovers that her young, hated stepmother is the prime suspect. As if that's not bad enough, further digging only exposes a money-laundering scheme that could implicate dozens of residents in the coastal town she calls home.
Each clue she uncovers puts her in more danger. After an attempt on her life, and with more bodies piling up, how will Fenway solve the mystery, win the election-or simply save her own life?