When Lewis Trenton is found murdered in his cabin in the Oregon hills, Vivian Wainwright spots a rare miniature Big Ben in the photo—one that she had sold a week earlier in her tea shop. Who might have given it to Lewis? She later finds the replica in a thrift store, and discovers a diamond hidden inside. In this sequel to In Hot Water, Vivian takes the diamond to Detective Tony Messina, who identifies it as part of a jewelry heist in Portland. Was Trenton killed for the diamond, or does the clock hold other secrets?