Sally Montgomery’s romantic weekend goes horribly wrong when her companion Frederick Pierson is murdered and their cabin burned to the ground. It’s clear that someone set out to kill Sally as well, possibly due to an argument she overheard between Frederick and his father, Edward, about some shady business deals with their thoroughbred horses. Only the authorities don’t know about this conversation, and in their eyes Sally is not a potential victim, but rather a prime suspect. If Sally’s going to stay alive, she’ll have to rely on her outdoor skills to stay hidden in the woods until her name is cleared and the true the killer is caught. And her daughter Devon is determined to make sure that happens. She askes her father, Pete Montgomery, a former copy turned PI and Sally’s ex-husband, for help. Pete goes undercover within the Pierson family and Sally investigates on the outside. This not only put her in physical danger, but emotional as well when she meets Blake Pierson. Though powerfully attracted to him, Devon isn’t sure if she is firend or foe. Devon’s discoveries-- and her involvement-- are equally as overwhelming, and more immediately personal. Entrenched in ways she ever anticipated, and drawn into the Pierson web, she begins peeling back the layers and fitting together pieces of an ugly and complex puzzle, the crux of which is taking place, not in Manhattan, but in Dutchess County. Unable to extricate herself, she finds herself the murderer’s next target in a desperate battle for a much-coveted prize-- a battle that puts her and her parents in jeopardy, and ultimately alters the course of all their lives.