This novel captured my interest because the criminals all took on the personas of old time gangsters from the '30s and '40s. Kody just happened to be at the Crystal Manor tying up loose ends before moving to New York to focus on her acting career. She and the other workers and a few guests all held hostage by a crazed lunatic that is obsessed with finding a treasure supposedly buried in the Everglades more than 80 years ago. One of the hostage takers is actually an FBI agent in an undercover operation. Murder and mayhem reign. Kody falls for the FBI guy and he tries to keep everyone safe and alive without being found out.