On the hottest night of the year, fire breaks out at Wood U, a shop that sells small furniture and wooden gifts, on Victoria Square. Could the fire be only a smoke scream for murder? That’s what the police think when a body is found in the debris. It wasn’t smoke that killed the victim, but a gunshot wound. It’s Detective Ray Davenport’s last case—but Katie Bonner is hot on the trail of the cold-hearted killer.