"The town of Paradise receives a shock when the mayor is discovered dead. It's ostensibly suicide, but Jesse has his doubts. The piece of land where the man was found is the subject of a contentious land deal. Two powerful moguls are fighting over the right to develop the prime real estate, and one of them has brought in a hired gun, an old adversary of Jesse's: Wilson Cromartie, aka Crow. Meanwhile, the town is debating if they want to sacrifice Paradise's stately character for the economic boost of a glitzy new development. As the deaths begin to mount, it's clear the mayor may have been standing in the wrong person's way"--Page 4 of cover.