Marianna Santino's world is one of silence. Deaf since birth, Marianna is quite comfortable with things the way they are and doesn't miss being part of the listening world. That is until she finds her roommate murdered, but Marianna was the intended target and the killer is still after her. Detective Ethan O'Hara is baffled by the case. Who would want a teacher at a deaf school dead and why? He devotes his time and energy to solving the case and protecting the teacher. A wonderful mystery / adventure that will keep you guessing with a bit of romance stirred in.