PI Jackson Stone balked at responding to the flashing red light on the office phone.
If he doesn't answer the phone, he could completely immerse himself in his late-night rendezvous with one of the most sought-after women in town.
But, if he does answer. . .
There's a dead body at the Blue Moon Jazz Club. Not just any body, but Candy Lane, the headliner for the club and the subject of his late-night rendezvous.
Regardless of the personal connection, Salvatore "Sam" Sebastiano, the owner of the club leaves explicit orders for Stone: Clear the police from his establishment and find the killer.
Right from the start the deck is stacked against him. Stone's trained eyes bear witness to a sterile crime scene. Someone tampered with the body and the surrounding room, raising more questions than Stone can answer.
To make matters worse, Candy Lane was a woman without a past and Sam refuses to lift the shroud of mystery hanging over her life.
The investigation is blown wide open with the drama of a suicide in the park. Stone works to pull the fragmented clues together to solve the multi-layered case.