||In this book, the next installment in the author's trilogy, Cadence Jones, an unconventional FBI agent, finds love in the most unexpected places. It is Christmas season, a holiday Cadence adores. Her relationship with Patrick has been progressing nicely, and they are beginning to wonder if it might be time to bring their relationship to the next level, unprecedented in Cadence's life. As if the high drama of the Secret Santa drawing wasn't enough, there is a new BOFFO employee, Emma Jan Thyme, whose reputation precedes her. She has a doctorate from Harvard, speaks seven languages, and is a remarkable actress; she has never been made while undercover. But she is harboring a secret of her own. In addition to adjusting to a new co-worker's foibles, shopping for her Secret Santa, receiving strange things from her Secret Santa, and trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for Patrick, a new serial killer appears to have blown into town. Perfectly ordinary fourteen year olds have disappeared each June, now it has happened four Junes in a row. The only thing the victims have in common are their ordinariness, and it is up to Cadence to figure out the case before another innocent fourteen-year-old dies.