When France's top chef, Marc Fraysse, summoned the world's press to make a shattering announcement, rumors abounded that he was about to lose his coveted Michelin rating. Instead, on arrival at his restaurant on a remote plateau in France, they discover that the troubled genius had been murdered. The message he intended to deliver was never made. Seven years later, his killing still remains a mystery. Enzo Macleod takes on his fifth cold case and delves into the high-stakes big business of French haute cuisine. As winter brings snow to the French plateau, he retraces long-cold footsteps across a remote hilltop. Unraveling the web of relationships around the brilliant chef--a spurned lover, jealous wife, estranged brother, and embittered food critic--he finds unsettling parallels with his own life, reopening wounds from his past.