Mason 'Mace' Perry was a maverick cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything - her career, her freedom- and spent two years in prison. Now on her return to society, Mace is trying to rebuild her life and track down the people who set her up. But even with her police-chief sister at her side, she has to work in the shadows: there's a vindictive US attorney on her tail, just looking for a reason to send her back behind bars. Roy Kingman is a young lawyer, still getting used to his high-paid job at a practice in Washington. When Roy discovers the dead body of a female partner at work his fate becomes entangled with Mace's, as the two team-up to investigate. But as their enquiries gather pace, Roy and Mace soon find themselves in unexpected territory - drawn into both the private and public world of the nation's capital as dark secrets begin to emerge. What began as a fairly routine homicide investigation quickly turns into something far more complex. And possibly lethal . . . Gripping, fast-paced excitement from one of the world's master storytellers.