Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer had the perfect life with her beautiful baby daughter and her loving husband Joe. That was before she discovered everything she knew about Joe was a lie – and his betrayal cuts deeper than anything she's ever known. As Lindsay grapples with her personal life, a wave of mysterious heart attacks strikes across San Francisco, killing seemingly unrelated victims. Is it just chance – or is something more sinister at work? At the same time, a maniac bomber captured by the combined efforts of Joe and Lindsay is on trial – and his defence raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe’s investigation. Before long, Lindsay faces the prospect of her being the one on trial…
Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates a methodical yet unpredictable series of shootings of the homeless in San Francisco. A tip from a confidential informant leads her to disturbing conclusions – something has gone very wrong inside the police department itself. Lindsay’s friends in the Women’s Murder Club are concerned that she’s taking the crimes too much to heart as the hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction – and into danger...
Three missing women
When three teachers disappear without a trace, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer takes the lead in the investigation. But with no clues and no suspects, the odds of finding the women alive are getting slimmer by the second. Two impossible cases - Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home. But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who's seen a ghost – a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco. One determined detective - When Joe's informant disappears, the two investigations collide. It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe and the entire Women's Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.