The more Jo hears about her fathers death, the more something feels wrong. Wild aspirations aside, Jos life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon--like all the girls in her class--shell graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. And then she meets Eddie--a young, smart, infuriatingly handsome reporter at her fathers newspaper--and it becomes all too clear how much she stands to lose if she keeps searching for the... Charles Montfort shot himself while cleaning his pistol! Suicide is the only logical explanation, and of course people have started talking, but Jos father would never have resorted to that. One of New York Citys wealthiest men, he owned a newspaper and was a partner in a massive shipping firm, and Jo knows he was far too smart to clean a loaded gun. Jo dreams of becoming a writer--a newspaper reporter like the trailblazing Nellie Bly. Which is the last thing she wants.