It's Pat Tierney's chance to run her own business, the way she wants to run a business. Without anyone breathing down her neck. She's done her homework, and she's found a small financial planning practice that looks like a good fit. Its purchase means taking out a large loan to finance the deal, and she has no idea whether the clients she will acquire will stay with her. It's risky, but she's willing to proceed.
The one thing she hasn't factored in is a murder. Dean Monaghan, the business's vendor, is found stabbed to death in his office shortly after the sale document is signed. Attempting to maintain her business's good reputation, Pat searches for Dean's killerand the reason why he was killed.
When Dean's son, Lukas, tries to put her out of business, Pat finds herself living her worst nightmare. She's ventured into uncharted waters that are teeming with sharks.