A girl student vanishes from her college in Syracuse, New York, and sleuth and pet shop owner Robin Light is hired to find her. The trail leads to a millionaire, but he obtains a restraining order against Robin. By the author of The Scent of Murder.
Robin Light takes on a seemingly simple case of tracking down the runaway wife of Walter Wilcox, a wealthy lawyer with ties to the Russian mob, but things aren't what they seem when Walter is murdered and the Russian mob comes after her.
"Three weeks before Christmas, times are even harder than usual in Syracuse, New York. The sensible thing would be to declare bankruptcy and close down her exotic-pet store. Instead, Robin is working in a bar two nights a week, which is where she meets Freddy Sanchez."--Jacket.