Following her adventure in the world of international intrigue, Tracy Wiley joined her lover, Alex Laughlin, in opening a private law practice where she could apply her skills as a problem solver to help people with non-legal issues. Within a few months, however, she becomes bored with nothing to do except play receptionist, especially when a flirtatious TV star hires Alex to negotiate her contract and then monopolizes his time and attention.
Enter Tracy’s first client whose stepdaughter, Betsy, has joined the True Brilliant Path, a cult dedicated to improving the human race. Tracy goes to visit the remote compound in the Florida Everglades to play intermediary and learn if Betsy is there of her own free will. The following day, Betsy’s ravaged body is found on a roadside with Tracy’s business card in hand. The leader of the cult swears Betsy left the compound with her ex-boyfriend who has gone missing, as has Tracy’s client. Although not a suspect, Tracy becomes involved with the investigation by the sexy, enigmatic detective in charge, whose amorous advances she finds hard to resist in light of Alex’s involvement with his glamorous client.
Then her role in the case takes a staggering turn, and Tracy becomes victim as well as investigator. Dealing with her own trauma, the chaos of her relationships, and a sense of responsibility for Betsy, she must put on her game face and employ all her resources to find justice and unearth the deepest secrets of the True Brilliant Path.