On a sunny spring day in 1934, local lothario Frankie Russo is murdered in broad daylight. It seems no one saw anything, but things are not always what they seem in this small New York town.
Tackling the investigation, Detective Steven Blackwell discovers Frankie's little black book, a coded list of dozens of flings, affairs, and one-night stands-and a solid motive for the widow. Soon, what appeared to be a straight-forward case gets complicated. Two months ago, Steven came face-to-face with 21st-century journalist Olivia Watson when time folded over in the house they share-80 years apart. Now, Steven and Olivia test the boundaries of time travel, risking the exposure of their secret. Olivia travels to Steven's time, where she is embraced by the community, and unwittingly gets involved in Steven's investigation, which puts her in danger.
Can Olivia outsmart a killer before becoming the next victim? Can Steven and Olivia solve the case of the poisoned philanderer in time to protect her true identity and their time-travel secret?
Every moment's a masquerade in Threshold of Deceit, the exciting second installment in The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mystery series.