This book follows Annapolis Detective Chas Kirkland in running down a serial killer that is killing descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. His wife becomes a potential victim because of her famous ancestor, Samuel Chase. Detective Kirkland and his team travel to Baltimore, Upper Marlboro and the Eastern Shore of Maryland looking for clues and the killer. Detective Kirkland had just finished physical therapy for a gunshot wound he received in his last case that was detailed in "The Yard Sale (but it ain't no bargain)" when he received a call from his Captain that Senator Franklin, a descendant of Benjamin Franklin, had been murdered. Chas was off on the craziest quest for a killer in his whole career.