Double Phoenix is a novel by local author, Marilinne Cooper
Two men and a baby show up at the West Jordan Inn; when one of the men mysteriously disappears, business as usual quickly becomes less than status quo. Tyler Mackenzie, a former investigative journalist, leaves his longtime girlfriend, innkeeper Sarah Scupper, as well as his job as inn chef, and takes up acting at a local theater company to solve the disappearance of the missing man, a mystery that becomes more tightly raveled the deeper he probes. Tyler is soon in over his head, snarled in a twisted tale involving a Svengali–like director, his captivating wife, and a cast of quirky acting students. Meanwhile, left to cope with the inn in high season, Sarah develops an unexpected relationship with the remaining young drifter and his infant charge. As Tyler uncovers evidence of murder, depravity, and decades–long deception, the situation becomes increasingly dangerous for him and for Sarah, culminating in a page–turning conclusion that rocks their world.