CHARITY BASH BY THE BAY . . .
The "Save the Environment" gala was a black-tie affair at the palatial Vizcaya estate, Miami's Versailles. Molly DeWitt and dashing detective Michael O'Hara were in the swim with the society sharks when Molly hooked the most endangered species of all: The late chairwoman of the affair, tangled in the mangrove roots of Biscayne Bay.
Everyone agreed Tessa was no saint. Now the rich and righteous shed crocodile tears for the departed philanthropist, whose charities, it was whispered, included several tycoons on the environmental board. The question isn't who wanted Tessa dead, but who killed her -- and why. The irresistible O'Hara is no ally when Molly goes trolling for clues. He's ready to charge her with obstruction of justice as she races to catch a killer -- before the big-bucks barracuda strikes again . . .