In the early morning hours, car thieves were busybody the in the small towns off the northern California coast. They would hit a town for several nights breaking into cars, stealing valuables or the car itself. Then the thieves would disappear and next time would be in an another city. Joe Grey and Dulcie were nowhere to be seen. They were busy elsewhere. Dulcie would not leave her kittens and Joe was often there with his family. After a wicked stormy night, Joe decided he would take an interest in the car thieves. He heads to Max’s office, only to find two of his offspring there. Before he realized it, he and two of the kittens are at a murder scene.
The mystery begins, and all the talking cats take part in tracking down thieves. The feral clowder has a role. All the characters are mention in the book. While this book can be read as a standalone, it is better if read in order. I highly recommend this book and series.