Mark Caxton was a prominent architect, and his wife’s medical career is at stake as Laura begins to investigate his death. In the green and gold of another Charleston autumn, everyone has a motive. The architectural firm’s suave competitor, Luke Grimke, is hoping to secure the coveted Palmetto Pointe contract and design the town’s newest waterfront condominium complex. Amanda Michaels, the dead man’s former flame, admits she still loves him. Even Mark’s own wife Kate, who appears curiously unmoved by his sudden demise, has a staggering secret. Then Mark’s lifelong friend and business partner is murdered, followed closely by yet another killing. Laura knows she must unmask the identity of the cold-hearted killer before she is next on the list of the dead.