The death of Sharon Hobart launches Marco Navarro into an exploration of the recent past. Did she love him, or did she have an ulterior reason for befriending him? Was she connected to Allied Chemicals Corporation other than socially? Having emerged from that segment of society, her father a wealthy industrialist, did she try to extricate herself from that environment, or was her acting career just a ruse? Even if he must do the police work himself, Marco has to find out.