Harry Lancaster is learning that nothing shakes up life like a dead body, or two. Once a world-traveling anthropologist, sixty-seven-year-old Harry struggles with a fractured hip and the void created by retirement and his wife’s passing. Lovable misfit Emma Stockton, his new caregiver, is fighting demons of her own—with career doubts and a growing unease about her imminent wedding to a possibly too-perfect groom.
After Harry’s troublesome neighbor Paula Daniels is poisoned, Harry and Emma are pulled into the mysterious undercurrents of Harry’s upscale condo community. Beneath the picture-perfect façade, tensions run deep, secrets abound, and clues are held by the most unlikely informants.
When another neighbor is fatally shot, Harry realizes he and Emma may be in grave danger.