When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer knows it's time to reconvene the Women's Murder Club. Working with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a terrifying killer who soon tries to turn his pursuers into his next victims. The unorthodox allegiances of the Women's Murder Club lead them to suspect the unexpected and unthinkablethe killer may be an ex-cop! But nothing the Club does can prepare them for the demented logic behind the killer's choice of victims.