Nancy is urgently summoned to Wshington, D.C., by her old friend Senator Marylin Kilpatrick. When Nancy arrives on Captiol Hill, the senator- fearing her office is bugged- escorts Nancy to the street to talk. It seems that gossip columnist Beverly Bishop is about to publish a nasty expose that will fuin lives, including Senator Kilpatrick's.
When Nancy visits the gossip columnist, she realizes that Beverly wil stop at nothing to get her treacherous book into print, no matter who gets hurt. But will one of Beverly's intended victims try to get back at her? And can Nancy persuade Beverly not to write the final, poisonous chapter?