Reluctant sleuth Josephine Fuller is back, and this time she can't resist throwing her weight around. Fuller is working as a philinthropic investigator at a women's center in Seattle when she is faced with the mysterious death of her ex-husband's girlfriend, a woman that Fuller herself wouldn't have minded seeing vanish. She also has other things to deal with, such as a haunted house and a love denied. But the death is intermingled with the women's work center and ultimately this draws her into the case. At once the chief investigator and primary suspect Fuller has a lot in her large hands.