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When a businessman arrives home to find his wife in bed, carved open from stomach to neck by a very sharp knife, the elite Robbery Homicide Division of the LAPD responds in full force and Detective Lena Gamble prepares for her first major case.
At first all fingers point towards the victim's husband but case scenarios only happen in films, and it soon transpires that this murder is one of a series of brutal crimes against women and the work of a killer dubbed 'Romeo' by the Ravenous Hollywood media.
Lena is all too aware of the peril of the public eye - she has found herself in it before, on the night of her rock star bother's unsolved murder five years ago. And now she risks a far more dangerous fame - as a cloud of conspiracy descends on her investigation and she edges into Romeo's deadly line of sight…
Whilst a massive forest fire blankets the city, the murderous trail moves far too close to him and past and present horrors seem to be colliding in a single nightmare. Lena must catch this psychopath before she becomes his next victim.