By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
It’s been 3 months on account that crime reporter Poppy Thornton was once left to die in an deserted warehouse by means of her cousin Stacy, leader suspect in a excessive society homicide. Rescued by means of the fast contemplating Chesterton Holte—her “gentleman haunt”—and Police Inspector J.B. Loring, Poppy is set to get the genuine tale and spot justice performed. yet Stacy has fled Philadelphia with the widow of the guy he's accused of murdering, and now a world manhunt is on for the suspected conspirators. As that seek keeps, Poppy, Holte, and Loring have a brand new secret: the disappearance of GAD Pearce, 18 year-old inheritor to the Pearce fortune, who has vanished whereas vacationing via japanese Europe. The suspects diversity from the younger man’s jealous siblings to a mysterious cult of Armenian refugees.
Once back Holte makes use of his ghostly powers to discover solutions and go on what he learns to Poppy— who needs to then alert Loring with out revealing her otherworldly source.
Is GAD nonetheless alive? Can Poppy retain her task regardless of social conference, the disdain of her male colleagues, and the harmful allure she feels to Loring? Will the gurus reach monitoring Stacy down? What’s fairly happening at the back of the closed doorways of the politicians and bankers who run town and the state?
And because the look for fact takes Poppy and Holte deeper right into a woodland of darkish secrets and techniques and authentic corruption, who will die next?