(A. KEET)Toli Polatty lived quietly on her farm in the coastal Georgia woods, rescuing animals and writing children's stories. When women began to die near veterinary clinics, their sick pets stolen, two GBI agents were dispatched from Atlanta. Rabid Agent Tebeau suspected Toli of the murders, forcing the exhumation of her recently deceased dog. Agent Max Hameyer arrived to rein in Tebeau and became smitten with Toli. His flamboyant attentions and Toli's interest in him led longtime friend and veterinarian Sam Jackson to confront his own feelings for her. Meanwhile, the investigation presented frustrating twists, indicating a second killer. One conspirator was an estranged member of Toli's family. Competition between Max and Sam escalated, provoking an act of violence against Toli. In Atlanta disgruntled Agent Tebeau, smarting from a reprimand, felt Toli had a sinister side, a proclivity for intrigue and perverse, deadly acts. Could he be right?