Laurel McKay Hunter is thrilled to partner with new husband, Tom, in their budding detective agency, Gold Country Investigations. With her past experience solving crimes, even Tom admits she's a natural. And Laurel's first case is perfect for her financial skills, extricating a friend of her zany grandmother from a Lake Tahoe timeshare scam.
When the timeshare salesman is found dead, with Gran's fingerprints on the murder weapon, Laurel's case jumps from money to mayhem to murder.
A second murder takes Laurel to the snow-capped summit of Heavenly Ski Resort, a boat race across Lake Tahoe, and a close encounter with a black bear. Soon the only thing certain is that someone is dead set on making Laurel's first case her last.