This is the eleventh book in the J.P. Beaumont homicide detective series. Beau learns that his runaway 18-year-old daughter is living on what seems to be a commune in Ashland, Oregon, and that she's about to get married to an actor in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He promptly heads down to Ashland where after a short while an old unsavory acquaintance of his is found murdered. Next a child pornography tape shows up. The child in the tape happens to be Tanya, the festival's biggest star: the woman playing Juliet (as in Romeo and Juliet). Soon after another murder takes place, and all signs seem to point to Tanya. Beau and his attorney friend believe Tanya to be innocent, but discrepancies in her story begin to show up, making Beau change his mind. By the story's end we find that Tanya had only been a pawn and not the murderer, and that the murderer was a scorned ex-wife.
This report prepared by Billy Pashaie