White House executive Chef Ollie Paras has a lot on her plate,
what with holiday meals to map out, the First Lady's matchmaking
plans to deflect, safety classes to take, and terrorist plots to
avoid. Oh, and a senator's assistant has been begging Ollie to
rig the countrywide gingerbread-man-decorating contest in favor
of the senator's kids...
Then a cautious, kindly electrician is electrocuted, and the
First Lady's nephew doesn't show up for an important event when
not twenty-four hours before he was happily cleaning shrimp with
Ollie. Ollie suspects there's something going on that's fishier
than shrimp cocktail. Now, she'll have to watch her back -- and
find a killer unlikely to be pardoned...