Four female executives are on Trans-Geo Tech’s shortlist to become the next CEO. The same women are on Jim Kenyon’s shortlist for murder. But Jim has one more victim on his list – his nemesis, Ella Laraway. She now works for Ridley Latimer’s company, Tackle and Trim. Ella accepts TGT’s invitation to help them vet the shortlist of CEO candidates to replace Tapan Rao. She knows Jim won’t be able to resist this chance to kill them all. After all Wargrave Island is a remote place on the Canadian-American border.
Meanwhile, Detective Rae Birnam and Detective Frank Bianchi (from Outsourced) are aware that Jim may try to kill Ella and they are gathering nearby. Then the body count starts rising. First, their hostess Mrs Owen disappears. Then Jim knocks out the power and communications. He kills Warren, the handyman. The women (Sondra, Bettina, Parvani, Mickey, Julia) decide to do what they learned in business –pair off to divide and conquer, and fight for themselves. But Julia dies.
In her third book, Maya examines the path to career success at TGT and the obstacles faced by the women vying for the top job. One of those obstacles will test every skill they have. Although the list of candidates may be short, there's someone close by with plans to make it a lot shorter. But Ella finally comes through with help from boss-cum-lover Ridly Latimer, TGT gets its new CEO, the villains are all locked up or dead and Ella finally manages to take a well-deserved break.....