In the beginning of this story, private investigator and part-time ballet instructor Erin Pulaski is breaking into the Schiffer Hartwin Parmaceutical company's CEO's office. All is going well so far. Her client who is a professor at Yale has a father with colon cancer and there's been a sudden shortage of an important chemotherapy accompanying drug, Culovort. The suddenness of this has Erin suspicious and since other avenues of trying to talk with the CEO have failed, she is risking her life and reputation. She is able to access his office and his computer and finds files on the Culovort shortage plan which she prints out. As they are printing, Erin hears two voices coming down the hall: a man and a woman and it sounds like the CEO Caskie Royal and he is with a co-worker. They sound a bit drunk and definitely disorderly. Luckily Erin has time to grab her print job, tuck it into her jacket and get into the executive bathroom where there is a window just large enough for her to get out. She is heard as she gets out but runs fast and is not seen by the CEO.
In a second story, Sherlock and Savich are hidden outside of US Senator Hoffman's home keeping an eye on his bedroom window where he told them he has seen the spector of his deceased wife Nikki the last several nights. He believes she is trying to tell him something but he doesn't know what. Hoffman is a friend of Sherlock and Savich's boss, FBI section chief, Jimmy Maitland. Mr. Maitland is concerned some one might be playing a prank or something more sinister on the senator. Savich and Sherlock do see the ghost but she doesn't say anything at that point. Later Savich is visited by her and she warns him that David, Sen. Hoffman, is endanger and doesn't realize what is happening. Extra security is set up for the Senator and Savich also lets him know what he believes Nikki wants to warn him about.
The author throws into the mix FBI Agent Bowie Richards whose seven-year-old daughter Georgie takes ballet lessons from Erin and his desire to have Erin help him out by babysitting Georgie a few days as his usual nanny is out sick. Agent Richards is involved in the break-in at Schiffer Hartwin and also that night a body is found in the park behind the pharmaceutical company and the corpse is quickly identified as an employee of the German main headquarters of Schiffer Hartwin.
This is giving Erin fits as she knows she should confess to doing the break-in and what she found out. On top of that, Sherlock and Savich arrive to help out Bowie so even more FBI agent for Erin to worry about.
Great excitement as the plot lines evolve and are resolved. Romance kept to a minimum - maybe a bit too much but still a great read.