Follow the cat---who may, or may not be all there.
As an embedded reporter, Jo covers the reenactment of the War of 1812, America's forgotten war, at a Chesapeake Bay village. Should be a piece of cake. Plenty of action, faux dead bodies, pretend battles, a weeping widow, even the everyday lives of the RVers (Workampers who work at the event) and the activities of their children—all fodder for her pen. Except—there's a real body, forgotten in the grass.
As the victim's checkered past emerges, suspects multiply, including the police themselves, a couple of the reenactors, and even the mayor.
Despite any help or hindrance from her sister, a friend, and the man who wants to be more than a friend, Jo is alone when she follows a cat, who may or may not be all there, into the storm.
And the yellow cat? Not hers. No way.