Rob Mangan has problems. His small independent research lab is on the brink of bankruptcy and his wife's gone off with the fish tank cleaner. So when Rob and his brother Phil are offered a small fortune to develop surgical dressings using sphagnum moss, they jump at the opportunity.
But things that seem too good to be true, usually are. In Mossfire, the first R&P Labs mystery, the five scientists-turned-detectives -- Rob, Phil, Ellis, Virginia and Mitch -- match wits with a mint-sucking millionaire as their supposedly innocent project leads to an unexplained death, a fire and a search for a weapon of moss destruction.