Ann Ranson hates golf and when her drive leaves a man sprawled on the next green, it's clear the feeling is mutual. But then she realizes the man is dead and her golf ball hasn't killed him - he's been stabbed! Sheriff Lark Swenson and State Detective Lacey Smith investigate the murder, with no shortage of suspects. The victim was thwarting developent interests in the increasingly popular vacation spot of Door County, Wisconsin. Add to that a baffling rash of summer home robberies, and Lark and Lacey have their hands full again.