A series of home invasions are occurring in Molena Point. There are no clues, as to who is doing it. Two to four men break into a home where there is a lone woman and beat her up and destroy the house. Someone is trying to hurt the MPPD and Max Harper. Joe and Dulcie are watching Ryan add a quilting room for a newcomer, Maudie, and Grandson Bennie who recovering from a drive-by shooting near Los Angeles.
The cat realizes there is a strange Tom Cat around but Joe and Dulcie are not interested as long as he is not bothering them. Kit sees a performance cat in the distance and hopes it is a mate. She is disappointed when she finally sees him. He is old and tells her he is returning to where was a kitten. Misto helps them gather the information to stop the home invasions. All these plots are brought together skillfully for another outstanding story.