The Paradise Men's Softball League has wrapped up ather game, and Jesse Stone is lingering in the parking lot with his teammates, drinking beer, swapping stories of double plays and beautiful women in the late-summer twilight. But then a frightened voice calls out to him from the edge of a nearby lake. There, two men squat at the water's edge. In front of them, facedown, was something that used to be a girl. The local cops are baffled, the victim was shot then dumped and her own parents didn't even bother to report her missing. Jesse tries to investigate his hunch.