Before joining homicide, Detective Clara Donner spent years on vice alongside the runaways and vulnerable women who walk San Francisco's streets. She thinks she's seen the worst things people can do - until she's assigned to investigate a particularly ruthless serial killer. As the body count rises and a pattern emerges - each victim is known for his brutal abuse of women - Donner follows the killer's trail across the city. In spite of a nagging sense that the world may be better off without these men, she pursues every lead.
"Full-Circle, Psycho-Serial-Killer Thriller"
In the three years since Jack Palms left Hollywood and kicked his drug habit, he's added fourteen pounds of muscle, read eighty-three books, and played it as straight as anyone could reasonably ask. But the residual checks are drying up, and the ascetic lifestyle's starting to wear thin, so Jack's happy to cash in on his former celebrity by showing some out-of-town high rollers around San Francisco's club scene.