At long last, the sequel to Mavis's perennial favorite:" The Brass Ring". Detective Caitlin Calloway had busted her tail gathering evidence in a rash of killings. Just as she figured out the clues, the killer surprised her in the police parking garage, knocked her out, and drove away with her in her own car. Now she was digging her own grave, with no certainty that anyone even knew she was kidnapped. All the people she counted on are suddenly unavailable: Her wife wouldn't miss her right away. Dr. Jamie Jameson knew CC was deep into a case that made her late coming home most evenings. Besides, Jamie was doing late nights herself, standing in at the hospital for her boss who had been one of the killer's victims. CC couldn't count on her partner, Max Sampson, helping her. He was in the hospital recovering from an attack by the killer that put him out of commission. The pain in the ass Deputy Marshal Val Brown, who was panting after her sister, wasn't even still in town. Would anyone show up to save her? Or would the killer get away with another murder and continue to escape the justice the victims deserved? CC's future looked very bleak! And very short!