The huge ceramics kiln had been turned off in the middle of the night, before it had finished firing, because of a mysterious phone call. Once opened, something was discovered inside the kiln, along with the under-glazed pots...human bones. Jean and her artist husband are soon involved in finding the murderer and finding out why the kiln was the weapon. It will take NASA, computers, secret glazes, and a strange funeral to guide Jean in solving the crime. But it will also lead her deeper into danger. The circumstances of the murder of a begonia acquaintance point to a close friend as the main suspect. Jean has to prove this friend didn't do the poisoning. Secret trips to Haiti, The Vodon, and the appearance of a fancy new begonia lead Jean to the killer. Can she get to the police before the killer finds her? There is one more mystery before Jean's done.