"Upon learning the identity of the killer - and the reasons for all of the killings - I was left shaking my head in wonderment at how cleverly Baldacci’s plotting was."
Former Washington DC cop, Mason “Mace” Perry, is released from prison after serving 2 years for a crime she didn't commit. Having lost her freedom and her beloved police career Mace sets out to reclaim her old job back by cracking a case as a civilian, whilst also tracking down the people who kidnapped her and framed her for the crime which caused her incarceration.
Assisting Mace are her elder sister who is chief of police in DC and Roy Kingman - a lawyer she met at a crime scene - as he was the person unfortunate enough to open a fridge door and find the murdered body of a colleague.
This is no routine murder investigation as events quickly spiral out of control with both gang leaders, a US attorney with a grudge and mysterious government agents all impeding the investigation and trying to either harm Mace or return her to prison.