In the next in Bowen's bestselling mystery series, Molly Murphy Sullivan rushes to San Francisco after learning that her husband, deep undercover on a secret assignment, is in grave danger.
Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Danielâs offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service, heâs eager to accept. Molly canât draw any details of the assignment out of him, even where heâll be working. But when she spots him in San Francisco during a movie news segment, she starts to wonder if heâs in even more danger than she had first believed. And then she receives a strange and cryptic letter from him, leading her to conclude that he wants her to join him in San Francisco. Molly knows that if Danielâs turning to her rather than John Wilkie or his contacts in the police force, something must have gone terribly wrong. What can she do for him that the police canât? Especially when she doesnât even know what his assignment is? Embarking on a cross-country journey with her young son, Molly canât fathom whatâs in store for her, but she knows it might be dangerousâin fact, it might put all of their lives at risk.