Moriah Dru's weekend off with her lover Lieutenant Richard Lake is interrupted when Atlanta juvenile court judge, Portia Devon, hires Moriah to find two sisters who've gone missing after their foster parents' house burns down. An ex-cop, Dru established Child Trace, Inc. after leaving the force. Judge Devon sees to it that Lake is assigned to head the police investigation, because Dru and Lake make good partners. After questioning the bizarre neighbors, the abduction of the girls looks like more than an ordinary kidnapping. Dru learns that in the past eight years two other foster girls from the area have gone missing. The investigation turns up a snitch who tells Dru he's heard a rumor that a secret sex organization, with members named after chess pieces, is bound for Costa Rica with two girls. The chase is on to stop the kidnappers before they escape the country.
Gerrie Ferris Finger is a winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition. She lives on the coast of Georgia with her husband and standard poodle, Bogey.