In this mystery, good example-setting, sister Ellie Fortier
helps her wealthy parents raise her creatively mischievous,
younger, brother Jeff Fortier. When he is a young adult,
he is so mischievous, that his actions land him in jail.
Officer Pat Russell hopes he receives a twenty-five,
year-to-live prison sentence.
While incarcerated, Ellie tries to visit him a few times
but is denied access. After being turned away several
times, she becomes psychotically undone in the Ridgefield
Police Department lobby. This attracts the attention of
Detective Wolfgang Haus and the investigation takes on
an entirely different direction.