It should have been an ideal week in "America's First Resort". But just hours before the KEY News crew arrives for their broadcasts from Newport, Rhode Island, the skeleton of a socialite who disappeared 14 years ago is found in a dark tunnel beneath a famous mansion.
When one of the KEY interns is killed in a suspicious car accident and another disappears, it becomes clear that this year's crop of fledgling journalists are targets, including Grace Callahan, not-so-young at 32, who came to the City-by-the-Sea determined to launch a future in television news. She and the other KEY interns have been told that at the end of the summer one of them will be offered a full-time position. Grace, a single mother fighting for custody of her daughter, needs the job more than any of the other interns do. As their number dwindles one by one, Grace must face the real danger that lurks in an otherwise idyllic town. But can she uncover a murderer who does not want the secrets buried beneath the city's fabled mansions to come to light?