Second in the series, after Dear Crossing. Paul Davis, a top ACC executive is found dead in the boardroom of the Minneapolis-based company. The Board of Directors claims it was suicide. And why not? Davis was discovered with a pearl-handled revolver in his hand and a bullet wound to his head. Detective Ray Schiller and his partner Dick Waverly, however, are far from convinced and soon find they may be investigating a murder. Why would Davis kill himself less than twenty-four hours after finally taking over his late father-in-law's company? The Board and Davis's successor are quick to provide answers, but their actions suggest they've got something to hide. And they aren't the only ones keeping secrets--not by a long shot. Complications infiltrate the investigation as well as Ray's personal life, and what originally seemed to be a relatively straightforward case takes a turn that puts his and Waverly's lives at risk.