Tug McCarron is trying to carve out a simple life for her and her daughter. She had a good job, but a company takeover will put her out on the street in one week. She has just one last assignment for the outplacement firm she had worked for-- which she approaches with a certain sense of irony-- create resumes for the employees of American Insurance Company. Simple enough, until she opens a cupboard looking for yellow pads and finds a body instead.
A series of events forces Tug to become embroiled in the search for the murderer, and, in the process, she finds love.
Written as a first-person, "letter-to-a-friend" format, readers have said they could "hear" Tug talking to them.