Molly Ryan's friend, newlywed, Laura Abbott Danforth is shocked when her estranged father, Clinton Abbot, is shot in the garden of Coventry Hill Inn during her wedding reception. Molly, Laura and their spouses head to the home where Laura lived as a child, only to find her mother has suffered a severe head injury. Glenda Abbott resides in a luxurious nursing home. Molly suspects only the staff indulges in the luxury that the residents' families have paid for. Introducing Cassandra Cross, whose first assignment is to recover two million dollars worth of jewelry Clinton Abbott lifted from his victim's safe.