Detective Lexie Garner had never seen a murder like this. Officer Ben McCormick lies dead in the street, his insides cooked, but not a mark on him. She has to find who killed him¿and how.Lexie and her partner, Colin Jacobs, are led to McCormick¿s cold case, the murder of a notorious drug kingpin. It seems all of the suspects ¿ the ice queen widow, the jilted accountant, and even McCormick¿s wife ¿ have good reasons to want the case to stay closed. But it¿s the strange evidence found at the scene ¿ the unrecognized DNA and a mysterious necklace ¿ that force Lexie to abandon logic. The suspect that they are looking for may not be human. When Jacobs becomes the target, she has to either go with her gut at the risk of losing her career or follow procedure and risk losing Jacobs.