She doesn't carry a gun, but then neither does a pit bull. ~ In the first of this popular women sleuths mystery romance series, when an almost-too-clever young law student in Philadelphia gets a life-or-death call from her estranged brother who just moved to Florida--she tells him to go to hell. She doesn't need this. She's holding an old grudge and resents having her life interrupted.
The brother doesn't come looking for trouble, he simply wants to get past his divorce and start a new life in Florida, The brother doesn't have a clue about women and gets seduced and framed for murder. He hasn't bothered with his estranged sister up north for years, but now as a stranger in a hostile town she's his only hope.
She reluctantly decides to at least check out her brother's predicament in Florida. This small step leads the sister into an ever-increasing entanglement of deceit, double-cross, and danger, and she must somehow persuade the attractive investigating detective to play things her way.