Clare Cosi is moving back to Manhattan to a home over the coffee shop she is managing again. When she arrives with the last of her stuff (including a cat named Java), she finds that the shop has not been openned that morning. She finds one of her assistant managers, apparently injured in a fall, but Clare is certain that it was no accident.
Like several other mystery series, this book contains recipes.
The next book in this series is Through the Grinder.