Key West is paradise - unless you're the dead woman in the Toucan Suite. The Hemingway cats, Megs and Bartholomew, who wander the grounds of the B&B, think Liberty Anderson was a spy. But spying on whom? And why? Trouble, the black cat detective, must decipher their cryptic communications and piece together a motive for murder.
Ginger Browne runs the B&B on a shoestring. The Paradise is her home, her history, and her refuge. An unsolved murder could be the kiss of death for this native Conch's struggle for financial and emotional security.
Trout Richardson is one of the many recluses who came to Key West to escape his past and work as a charter boat captain. Was Liberty merely a charter to him? Or is there more to their relationship?
Both Trout and Ginger resist their mutual attraction, but Trouble knows they're on an irreversible course toward love and redemption. Trouble must help them resolve the mystery of Liberty's murder and steer them down the path toward each other.
All while a killer roams the island paradise of the Conch Republic and a lost treasure is up for grabs.