Playground for the rich, arena for the powerful, graveyard for the unluckyâ€”welcome to Palm Springs!
For some, itâ€™s the pleasure capital of the world. For other, itâ€™s a city of last chances, a paradise on the edge of the desert. For soon-to-be-ex-cop Lynn Cutter, sweating out a disability pension, it could become a point of no return.
As a rule, Cutter wouldnâ€™t give a private investigator the time of day, but Breda Burrows is the exception to every rule. Sultry, blue-eyed, long-legged, and tough as nails, Breda can be very convincing, and sheâ€™s convinced Cutter to be her guide through the glittering netherworld of Palm Springsâ€”an explosive mix of silicone, Geritol, old money, and murder.
The trail begins with the monied socialite wife of a philandering husband. The wife doesnâ€™t care about her husbandâ€™s infidelity, but she does want to know why heâ€™s made a secret depositâ€”at a sperm bank. What Cutter wants to know is the identity of the strange, violent man hubby is meeting in the desertâ€”a man known only as the fugitive.