A beautiful young woman, Alicia Kingston, is on the verge of having her dreams come true. Engaged to be married, she is drawn into a revolutionary group that plans to strike a blow against the evils of the 1990s banking industry. But one Sunday morning, she is found murdered in Brandywine Creek State Park.
Mirety Bank, a major player in the predatory lending practices, is Alicia’s employer. Also working there is Emily Menotti, the woman who discovers Alicia’s body. Is the mysterious tattoo of an owl on Alicia’s back tied to her death? As Emily investigates, Alicia’s fiancée, her brother, and higher-ups in the bank all become suspects.
Emily’s search revives all her favorite memories of living in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. Follow in her footsteps as she tracks down the killer and ends up fighting for both her job and her life.