By Faye Kellerman
Within the bleak desert of the Nevada wilderness, no longer faraway from the glowing, 24-hour neon of the area recognized Las Vegas Strip, the physique of a once-beautiiful showgirl is chanced on, horribly mauled and mutilated. it's a horrendous crime, stunning in its brutality, over the top even for a urban celebrated for its extra. pro police veteran and Vegas local Detective Sergeant Romulus Poe has noticeable his fair proportion of depravity during this mecca of bling and vice. yet there's something approximately this unlucky younger woman's loss of life -- and in an identical homicide that's to persist with quickly after -- that harkens again to an unsolved slaying and so-called suicide a quarter-century in the past. the awful similarities -- in addition to a few scary new chances -- are major Poe right into a evening global of darkish shadows top left unilluminated..and pulling the inquisitive policeman towards secrets and techniques from a wierd and sordid previous which can break these closest to him, and drag him over the sting.