During the L.A. campaign to replace longtime incumbent mayor Tom Bradley, the stakes are high for Detective Charlotte Justice, of the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division. When she's called to Koreatown to investigate the shocking murder of Vicki Park, special markets strategist for an upstart campaign, all of her skills - and fears - come to the fore.
Park, a Korean, is found bludgeoned and bound, her body dumped in an alley. But who was the homeless man who identified Park's body and then disappeared? Why was the body moved from one alley to another just a block away? And was the murder connected to the suicide of Hideo Matsumoto, grandfather of another long-shot Japanese candidate, whose body was found the same night?