As a sinner enters the confessional, he glances about the empty church. Father Dan Rutledge waits patiently for Ray Cronin to begin his declarations of guilt. No one hears the squeak of church door as a tall shadow quietly enters and trains his weapon on the confessional doors. Moments later, Ray Cronin is dead, Father Dan Rutledge is barely hanging on, and the only thing everyone knows is that someone has already killed four priests in Dade County in the last six months.
John "Auty" Austin arrives at his Florida beach house to celebrate his newfound notoriety as a successful attorney with his girlfriend, Rosie. But as they settle in, Rosie receives horrible news. Her brother, Father Dan, is clinging to life in a local hospital. The police are convinced the shooting is tied to a serial killer, but Auty has a different theory the authorities refuse to accept. Just as Father Dan awakens from his coma, Rosie's relationship with Auty becomes strained when she accepts a job with billionaire Devlin Seely, who just happens to be drop-dead gorgeous.
In this gripping mystery, Auty is at it again as he attempts to solve a complex murder case, find four million dollars, and win back his girlfriend-before she too disappears forever.