Judith Singer is back! After 20 years Susan Isaacs reintroduces us to the heroine of Compromising Positions, her first and most beloved novel, and returns to a great suspense story set in suburbia. Judith's life has changed. She now has her doctorate in history. She is also a widow. Her husband, Bob, died one half day after triumphantly finishing the New York City Marathon in four hours and 12 minutes. And although 20 years have passed without her seeing Nelson Sharpe of the Nassau County Police Department, Judith still cannot get her former lover out of her system.
Then comes a mystery. Courtney Logan, investment banker turned suburban mom, vanishes from Long Island into thin air. All eyes turn instantly to her husband, Greg Logan, son of local mobster "Fancy" Phil Lowenstein. But since there is no body, there is no arrest. Then Judith hears the Logans' pool man on all-news radio, where he tells a reporter that he opened the pool and found a body. Now it's officially homicide. And Judith comes alive! She offers her services to the police's chief suspect, Greg Logan, but he shows her the door, thinking her just another neighborhood nut. His father, however, isn't so sure: Fancy Phil may have other plans for Judith Singer.