Bestselling author Linda Barnes makes her long-awaited return with a ripped-from-the-headlines encounter with greed, corruption and murder. Carlotta Carlyle, the six-foot-tall redhead P.I. thought that working undercover searching out fraud on Boston's Big Dig would be a challenging assignment. After all, the Big Dig, the creation of a central artery through downtown Boston is a $14 billion dollar boondoggle -- the largest urban construction project in modern history. But playing a mild-mannered secretary working out of a construction trailer is not quite the thrill ride she had in mind, so Carlotta takes on a missing person case. Now she has two cases going nowhere -- until the mysterious death of a construction worker stirs things up, pitting Carlotta in the middle of a vast conspiracy that threatens to make this investigation her last.