There's trouble in Paradise, MassachusettsCold-blooded murder. Police chief Jesse Stone is investigating two supposedly retired gangsters. But when one of them is found with a bullet in his skull, it is the wives who seem suspect. Meanwhile, the Markham family enlists Sunny Randall's help in rescuing their eighteen-year-old daughter from a religious cult. Are they just over-protective, or is there something sinister lurking beneath the sugar-free tea and desire to connect to the spirit? Jesse and Sunny are soon to discover that there is a fine line between virtue and vice.