Gloria Maitland had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that reporter Irene Glasson can't resist. Now Gloria lies dead in the pool of the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel. The owner of the hotel, ex-magician Oliver Ward, can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago. Irene soon learns that even the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And the past could drag them both under.