A young prostitute is murdered in a sleepy northeast Portland, Oregon, neighborhood. Legendary detective Bob Grimsley takes a personal interest in the case and finds that there’s more to the young girl than meets the eye. Rich Franklin, an African American writer and part-time newspaper pitcher doesn’t realize he may have seen the murderer. He finds himself in the middle of a bizarre murder conspiracy that threatens the lives of his family. This complex, Portland thriller brings in characters from around the region to solve a murder that could bring down powerful people. The clock is ticking to solve the crime before a cover-up is complete.