Lieutenant Eve Dallas has had to deal with a few jumpers in her time as a New York detective but the investigative waters are muddied this time when the victim is a member of the social circle of Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke. Despite what the building's CCTV is telling her, Eve's gut instinct and the protests of mutual friends convinces the Lieutenant that the deceased, one young and vibrant socialite, was never planning her own death. Something is not right when someone in the prime of their life murders their own beloved sibling and then leaps off a high rise. What was in the lead up that made the young heiress commit such a horrible act?
With the assistance of her team Eve discovers that the deceased was trying to heal the pain of a recent loss by consulting some pretty shady types who are known to prey on the vulnerable - and cashed up.