Brenton College may be a highly reputed private school of music and the arts, but there are deadly things associated with its director and staff. Are some of them victims or villains? In any event two students have been killed near the Demon Cave once owned by the head of Brenton College and now in Simon's possession.
Fortunately, Tom McElrath's young stepbrother has appeared on the scene to take his place as Simon's assistant. His job will be to learn how to protect himself and Simon, attend and spy at the Brenton College, and stay alive. With two students murdered near the Demon's Cave, this is a risky business indeed. With the wily Mildred Brenton guarding her school, Simon may have met his match.
As usual, Lieutenant Robert Campbell of the Ben Nevis Homicide Department has more assistance than he wants from Simon, Mrs. Zacharias, and now young Alex McElrath.