Publishers Weekly said: "Houston’s renaissance man is back. Poet, chef, good Samaritan, and sleuth Neil Marshall must solve his most difficult murder to date when a co-worker is accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Neil’s fellow student and Kerouac wannabe is missing, although he communicates by sending rambling poetry hinting that he is about to kill a crooked congressional candidate. Although Neil has good reason to see the candidate dead, he works with his teacher and not-so-secret love to interpret these poems, treating the reader to a verbal feast . . ."
From the Inside Flap
While congressional candidate Chip Gunn sweet-talks power brokers at his Houston fund-raiser, all hell breaks loose for catering chef Neil Marshall. In the kitchen, Gunn's guard is stabbed, and Neil's assistant is found gripping a bloody knife, swearing she never used it.
But when the victim vanishes, Neil and his friends become ensnared in a lethal mystery where innocence offers no protection . . . and where people in glass houses never throw stones, but shoot to kill. . . .
"Tim Hemlin is a tremedously gifted writer, and his kitchen scenes are pure seduction."
--Martha C. Lawrence, Author of Murder in Scorpio and The Cold Heart of Capricorn
"A WELCOME NEW VOICE IN THE MYSTERY FIELD."