In the Italian province of Naples, Natalia Monte, known as Captain Monte, is called to investigate the theft of a painting from San Domenico Maggiore, a gothic church. No sooner has the investigation gotten underway when the city is rocked by a much graver crime; the murder of a talented and much-loved female violinist, known across the city and beyond. As Monte and her fellow carabiniers interview close friends and family of the victim, they do so against the dark forces of the criminal underworld being operated by the Camorra Mafia. It seems that anyone could be a suspect and as Monte struggles to keep her professional and her personal dealings from becoming dangerously intertwined, the plot reaches a dramatic conclusion. This book provides a thrilling read and evokes powerful imagery to contrast Italy's serene beauty with its gruesome and violent underworld.