It’s been six months since Miss Aggie’s first misadventure, and now a man’s dead body turns up in a secret tunnel at Pennington House. Miss Aggie skedaddles off to Jefferson City to her nephew Simon’s house, leaving Victoria and the rest of the seniors with another mystery to solve.

In the middle of their sleuthing, Phoebe Collin’s mysterious Uncle Jack appears, regaling them with tales of his adventures in the import/export business in Germany. But he seems a little too suave for Victoria, and his stories leave questions that make her wonder. Could his activities during World War II have been illegal? And could he have something to do with the body in the tunnel?

To add to her confusion, a handsome stranger arrives in Cedar Chapel, making Victoria’s heart flutter and causing her to doubt her relationship with Benjamin Grant.