""If you like your books full of pace and as frothy and light as a Cappuccino, then 8th Confession is a must..." "
It is a normal day in San Francisco (if there is such a thing) when a school bus blows up. Believing that school children have been involved, Lindsay soon discovers that the bus was used for more subversive means than ferrying school children. This bus was a mobile drug factory and the dead are well known drug dealers.
At the same time, Cindy, news reporter of The Women's Murder Club has discovered the murder of a homeless man only known as Bagman Jesus. He has been beaten and shot and Cindy is soon on a mission to write a piece on this unknown man and why the SFPD are so reluctant to investigate a homeless man's murder.
On a different level, someone is murdering the nouveau riche, men and women who are anything but homeless – people who have too much money in someone's opinion. The only thing is that no one can see what they died of. They have the corpses of young, fit people who have died – but no idea what from. Soon, the cases begin to merge one in to the other and Lindsay and her partner, Conklin are negotiating their strangest case to date.