When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades one involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past to stay buried. With this explosive information in-hand Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place his only options either to play it safe to the detriment of others or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington danger is usually just around the corner so he may as well throw caution to the wind.