The eagerly awaited second book in the buzzed-about Claire DeWitt mystery series, featuring 'one of the genre's most original characters in years . . . as if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel.' (CNN) When Paul Casablancas, Claire DeWitt's musician ex-boyfriend, is found dead in his Mission District home, the police are convinced it's a simple robbery. But Claire knows nothing is ever simple.With the help of her new assistant, Claude, Claire follows the clues, finding hints to Paul's fate in her other cases-especially that of a missing girl in the gritty 1980s East Village and a modern-day miniature horse theft in Marin. As visions of the past reveal the secrets of the present, Claire begins to understand the words of the enigmatic French detective Jacques Silette: 'The detective won't know what he is capable of until he encounters a mystery that pierces his own heart.' And love, in all its forms, is the greatest mystery of all-at least to the world's greatest PI.An addictive new adventure featuring an irresistible heroine.