Katie Bonner, the reluctant manager of Artisans Alley in the
quaint shopping district of Victoria Square, is no stranger
to ambivalence. Things have been going hot and heavy with
pizza maker Andy Rust; so much so that Katie has moved in
over his pizza parlor. But now that summer's ushered in a
heat wave, an apartment above pizza ovens without an air
conditioner is making Katie hot and bothered.
At the height of the heat wave, a tragic fire strikes
Victoria Square. Wood U, a small store selling wooden gifts
and small furniture, is destroyed. But the fire may just be
a smoke screen; for murder. A body is found among the
wreckage, and the victim didn't die from smoke inhalation.
He was shot. Now; despite making Detective Ray
under the collar; Katie is determined to smoke out a