Amy Page is trying to get her life back on track, back to writing her cookbook, back to strolling around her beloved Ile Saint-Louis in the heart of Paris. Her lover, Inspector Jean-Michel Jolivet, is on leave, recovering from gunshot wounds sustained in the course of their last adventure. How can they now possibly help the police solve the murder of the young woman found in the Square Barye?
Clues abound, but are they red herrings? Is the victim an agent, an untrained operative, an art restorer, or something else? What do jewelry design, the color blue, a river goddess, a trumpet, wooden earrings, biometric identification systems, oil paintings, stamps, and the South Pacific have in common? Will Amy be able to connect the dots, as she has in the past?
Danger awaits Amy and Jean-Michel once again, and their romantic relationship is certain to change because of it.