The P.I. team, CJ Washburn and his wife, Stella, the former Stella Summers, have been married only a few days when they head out on their honeymoon to New Zealand, the land of sailing, penguins and volcanoes, as well as a bloody bedroom of death. Liam Henwood and two of his young children were brutally murdered in their Papatoetoe home while his wife, Chloe, and oldest daughter were away in the States. Now the devastated pair are on the plane with the Washburns, flying home to bury their family. Not long after they meet the heartrending pair, CJ and Stella find themselves embroiled in the search for the murderer, themselves winding up in his deadly grip. From Auckland and Papatoetoe to National Park on North Island, across Cook Strait to South Island and on down to Christchurch, they pursue both the killer and their honeymoon.