Jenny McNair, part-time and reluctant PI, is settling into life on her island in the Pacific Northwest. Recovering from a divorce and from having solved the mystery of a body buried in her rose garden, she is now able to focus on her pottery and her spiritual counseling. Her serenity is short-lived. First her peaceful life is interrupted by the discovery of three abandoned dogs who have washed up on a nearby island, then by a teenage boy on the run from a band of corrupt cops, a bizarre art sculpture theft, and finally and most happily by a new love interest.
Jenny McNair Campbell is sometimes reluctant assistant to her father, Charlie McNair, Scotsman, trumpet player, professor, ladies' man, and private detective. Her father involves her in another of his cases. Her world is turned inside out as she spies on members and family members of the divorce attorneys down the hall from her own husband's law firm. When the subject of her investigation, Amy Morrison, drowns in her hot tub, Jenny's father wants her off the case, but she refuses to quit.