When Topher Scott finally makes up his mind to walk away from his loveless marriage, he could never imagine that hours later he would be discovered cradling his wife's body and covered in her blood. Now his powerful father-in-law is determined to see Topher convicted and executed for the crime, planning to use all of his influence to make sure that happens. Unfortunately for the young husband, he has unwittingly become a pawn in the game of a killer determined to seek revenge against those who have wronged him. Mike Ryan, a retired FBI agent turned private detective, agrees to help with the police investigation, but as he digs deeper into the case, he becomes convinced that the man accused of the crime is not the murderer. Each piece of evidence that he uncovers eventually leads to a dead-end, and he knows that his gut-instinct will not be good enough to exonerate Topher. With the real killer on the loose, Mike must race to unravel the facts and try to save an innocent man, while unknowingly matching wits against a clever and dangerous serial killer. The novel is set in the small, tropical locale of Coral Isle, Florida, and mixes wit, intrigue, and suspense to create an engaging thriller.