Female, age thirty-two, single, self-employed and wiser than she used to be. For Kinsey Milhone, private investigator, only one thing stays the same. When a client sits down in the chair across the desk, she never knows what's going to happen next . . .
Business was slow, and there was nothing about Beverly Danzigger to cause Kinsey concern. She was looking for her sister. She paid up front. And if it seemed a lot of money for a routine job, Kinsey wasn't going to argue. She kicked herself later for the things she didn't see. But by then she was in danger, and money was the last thing on her mind . . .