Retired police chief Katherine Sullivan moved away from Edina, Minnesota, to feed her artistic soul in New Mexico. But when she receives an urgent call, her serenity is shattered. Nathan Walker, her best friend and former colleague from her days on the police force, is missing and his crew of security experts hasnt seen him in days. Now its up to Katherine to fly home and track him down. Meanwhile, Edina is reeling from the murder of a local woman, which looks more and more like it could have a connection to Nathans disappearance. And as Katherine digs deeper into the investigation, locating Nathans abandoned car and compiling a list of potential kidnappers, another body is foundand Katherine fears time is running out for her friend. Finding herself reluctantly pulled into a new case, Katherine must set aside her artistic pursuits and tear herself away from her darling grandchildren in order to save her best friend in Death in the Abstract, the compelling sequel to Emily Barnes The Fine Art of Murder.