A peaceful, lakeside summer home... A gruesome murder... Valerie Davis, wife of Paul Davis, a prominent Minneapolis executive, is dead. Very dead. Personal demons in tow, Ray Schiller of the Widmer P.D. follows the evidence to the Twin Cities, joining forces with Minneapolis homicide detective Dick Waverly. They discover many are suspect, few are innocent. The widower has good reason to keep his personal life private, and he isn't the only one--not by a long shot. "Sweet nothings" become weapons in a war of words as intimates turn on one another. The case is turned on its head as ambition, love and hate result in lethal consequences. When an unthinkable incident makes Ray the subject of an Internal Affairs investigation in the midst of the case, his personal and professional life are in the balance. He soon learns the devil is in the details, and the details aren't what anyone expected.