Food columnist Angie Amalfi has it all - brains, beauty, and a cooking talent that can tickle anyone's taste buds. While she's wondering if it's time to cut the wedding cake with her deliciously handsome detective boyfriend Paavo Smith, he becomes obsessed with a grisly homocide that has claimed two female victims. So Angie has to shake off her oven mitts to help track down the murderer. But the killer has other plans for Angie, and she becomes the next target of a vendetta that stretches from the dining rooms of San Francisco's elite to the seedy Tenderloin. This time Angie really is in hot water - but if anyone can take the heat, she can.