The Red River Deli is world-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum. Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career.