Vera Hart has it all: a successful cosmetics company, a devoted daughter, and a worldwide adulation. But someone is sabotaging her company by killing women through the cosmetics that bear her name. Marti Phelps, a military doctor in the first Gulf war who wants a quiet life with her child, is Vera's estranged daughter whom Vera wants back. Greta Hart is the dutiful daughter whom Vera has taken for granted. How intense is the rivalry between the sisters? What does this have to do with the murders? And when will the killer strike next?