The Ties That Bind is book seven of Warren Adler's nine-book Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series, currently in development as a new TV series entitled Capitol Crimes.
Detective Fiona Fitzgerald is an unlikely force for justice in Washington, D.Cs predominantly male police force. As a Senator's daughter and top investigator in the homicide division of the Metropolitan Police Department, Fiona maneuvers between two vastly different worlds, moving quickly from opulent State galas to gritty crime scenes. Born into the elite social circles of the nation's capital, and armed with intimate knowledge of the true face of the political establishment, Fiona is determined to expose the chicanery concealed within the highest echelons of the American political aristocracy.
The Ties That Bind: Rumors are abuzz at the Supreme Court that an associate justice has a not-so-secret sadomasochistic fetish. When Metropolitan Police detective Fiona Fitzgerald is called in to investigate the city's latest gruesome murder that involves S&M, she is forced to look at these rumors - and face her own painful memories.
But when Fiona discovers a connection between an old acquaintance and the dead girl, she is determined to prove that the secrets of sexual aberration and the fear of exposure are the driving factors of this murder. As her personal drive to make peace with her past collides with criminal sexual conduct, Fiona finds herself in harm's way. Is her desire for revenge impairing the investigation?