The problem with dumping a body in Rainbow Lake is that it rises almost immediately to the top, even when weighted down with a rope and cement... After the mutilated corpse of a wealthy summer resident is found in the quiet, lakeside town of Cedar Hills, Oregon, the man's beautiful niece, Erica Trinidad, hires rookie private investigator Cassidy James to track down her uncle's killer. Cassidy uncovers a bizarre series of crimes she believes is tied to the murder, leading her to the horrifying conclusion that the killing has just begun. But the town's sexist police sergeant could care less what an uppity female gumshoe thinks. And besides, the authorities almost have enough evidence to book their number one suspect - Erica Trinidad. Cassidy's investigation is further complicated by the growing sexual tension between herself and Erica - until she learns the shocking secret of Erica's not-too-distant past... First published by Naiad Press 1996 This first Bella Books edition has been augmented with substantial additional text and contains editorial changes from the original.