Roman travels to Rome to see her aunt, who subsequently suffers a heart attack. Roman goes to summon help and is attacked and knocked unconscious. She awakens in a hospital and remembers that, before she fell unconscious, she saw a woman being stabbed. Her attending physician, Saxon,
doesn't believe her, but, when she returns to her aunt's house, she finds the woman has died and learns that there have been other murders in the neighborhood. A well-paced mystery that runs out of steam at the end.