Detective Stan Shepherd lies comatose in the hospital, a victim of
arsenic poisoning. The Newpointe police have a suspect: Celia Shepherd,
Stan’s wife. Celia is no stranger to such charges. When her first
husband died of poisoning, a technicality scuttled the case against her
and Celia got off scot-free. Now it looks like the same old story — only
this time, the motive appears plain. An old flame has moved into town
under circumstances bound to raise suspicion. And that’s just for
starters. More evidence is gathering that can put Celia away for good.
But attorney Jill Clark thinks the pieces of the puzzle fit together a
bit too neatly. Either her client’s Christian faith is a sham or she’s
the victim of a deadly frame-up — and the real killer is still afoot …