From the back cover:
Travel writer and romance novelist Robin Miller is estranged from her lover, investigative writer Mary Oswell.
Suddenly, shockingly, Mary is dead. Accidental death - maybe even suicide - from allergic shock, says case Detective Thomas Ryan. Impossible, insists Robin.
Robin's own investigation uncovers one mystery after another. A lethal medication prescribed for an imposter. A secret assignment that Mary was working on. A sleazy politico acting as Mary's attorney. A "pavement princess" named Selma. And Mary's surprising liaisons with other women in her life apart from Robin.
As she follows a trail of painful memory into the gay community in San Francisco and down the coast to Mary's house on the cliffs of beautiful Big Sur, Robin finds distraction from her grief in the alluring and enigmatic Cathy. But Cathy has a secret of her own...
And as Robin draws ever closer to determining the real truth of Mary's final days, her own life becomes increasingly at risk...
You will enjoy this intelligent, sharply witty mystery, the debut of an exciting new mystery writing talent.