When a woman's partially decomposed body washes ashore in
Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone is forced
into a case far more difficult than it initially appears.
Identifying the woman is just the first step in what proves
to be an emotionally charged investigation. Florence
Horvath was an attractive, recently divorced heiress from
Florida; she also had a penchant for steamy sex and was an
enthusiastic participant in a video depicting the same.
Somehow the combination of her past and present got her
killed, but no one is talking-not the crew of the Lady
Jane, the Fort Lauderdale yacht moored in Paradise Harbor;
not her very blond, very tan twin sisters, Corliss and
Claudia; and not her curiously affectless parents, living
out a sterile retirement in a Miami high rise. But someone-
Jesse-has to speak for the dead, even if it puts him in