Candace Starr likes to think of herself as retired since she got out of prison. That's until society maven Kristina Corrigan tries to hire her to permanently remove her daughter's barnacle of a boyfriend, Tyler Brent, from their lives. The only catch? Tyler is 17 years old. Even Candace usually draws the line at taking out a target who doesn't shave yet.
But when Tyler turns up dead at a river gorge with a broken neck, people start asking questions. Detective Chien-Shiung Malone, the ambitious cop assigned to the case, has more than a few of her own. Candace is not about to provide any answers though - until Malone makes her a proposition she cannot refuse. Candace signs on as Malone's unofficial partner to find Tyler's murderer, despite the possibility she may have killed the boy herself.
With scandalous wit and cocky satire, the first novel in the Candace Starr series provides full-throttle thrills as Starr and Malone race down the dark and dangerous road to the truth. Everyone along for the ride will be scrambling to call shotgun.