Chloe James is working hard trying to win entry into a painting competition at the Carmel Art Festival. When she sees fellow artist, Luke Arnold, pushed off a cliff, she has to convince the police that it was not an accident. More pressing, though, is the worry that she and her fellow artists might be in danger of a similar fate. Chloe is determined to find out who wants to eliminate competitors in the historic contest. But when a local farmer is shot in the head and a well-known flower grower goes missing, the possible motive for the murders seems to point to something far more sinister than art. The Second in the Chloe James Mystery Series is set on the beautiful, but drought-stricken Central California Coast. Here, one of California’s most celebrated art communities lives and works alongside some of the most fertile and prolific farms in the state. And the extreme drought is bringing hardship to farmers and residents alike. Is it possible that the world’s most abundant natural resource is truly at the heart of the mystery that shakes up this diverse community? Whatever it is, Chloe is, once again, right in the middle of it. And her sisters are only too happy to come along for the ride.