Henry Ross is a prominent chef and charming culinary expert, highly respected in San Francisco's food industry circles. Maggie Price is a beautiful, no-nonsense police detective and single mom to a 13-year old daughter. After previously joining forces to solve a murder at a five-star restaurant, Henry and Maggie are once again reunited. This time, the action unfolds at a luxurious resort where Henry is a guest presenter at a gourmet food conference and Maggie is, reluctantly, taking a much-needed vacation. When a journalist staying at the resort disappears and is found murdered, Henry and Maggie team up to untangle a complicated web of mystery - involving the journalist, a movie star and high profile fixtures of the San Francisco restaurant scene - and solve the murder. Henry uses his vast culinary knowledge to help crack the case before the killer gets away. Based on the book.