An art museum is the scene of the crime as a $50 million piece of art was stolen and the art director is found murdered.
Serena Kaye, the museum’s insurance investigator is on hand to help out and romance Castle along the way.
The victim’s assistant had built a piece that was also on display at the gala. The security system had been tripped by professional robbery equipment.
A man named Falco had been hired to trip the wires by the part owner of the display. The owners, a divorcing couple, had allowed the museum to display the art. The wife wanted the money for the display so she had stolen it and hit it in the assistant’s piece.
Serena (a former thief) works with the detectives to return the artwork, getting her finders fee.