Stone Barrington hits the streets of Manhattan in search of a dangerous woman-and the motivations behind the murder of a very rich husband-in this sexy new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series.
Back in New York City after the London adventure of The Short Forever, cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington is approached by a colleague at the firm of Woodman & Weld who needs help with a celebrity divorce case. Elena Marks, a department store heiress, must have proof of her layabout husband's infidelity before she can begin divorce proceedings. But when the undercover work Stone sets up turns dirty - and catastrophic - leaving the errant husband dead and the mystery woman gone-without-a-trace, Stone must clear his own good name and find a killer hiding among the glitterati of New York's high society.
Carpenter, the beautiful British intelligence agent introduced in The Short Forever, arrives in New York to begin an investigation of her own, one she refuses to discuss with Stone. When he suspects that her case is strangely connected to the dead husband's, Stone knows that he and Dino, his former NYPD partner, are about to face the most bizarre and challenging assignment of their very colorful careers.