Ike Schwartz is the sheriff of Picketsville, a small town not far from Washington, D.C. A former CIA agent, Ike remains connected to the Agency through a friend who sometimes still involves him in cases on the side. Ike is also courting Ruth, the fiercely independent president of the towns new university. All this is usually enough to bring some interesting conflicts Ikes way.
A new one arises when a body is found in Picketsvilles urgentcare clinic, a body sitting in a chair but dead for hours. Perhaps not coincidentally, there is also a breakin at the house of a new university faculty member whose expertise lies in icons. Can a specific icon called the Virgin of Tenderness be the spark to these crimes? Ike figures that any spycraft contained in the picture would be decades old. Or would it?
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