After a homeless runaway is found dead in an alley, the case lands in the laps of detective sergeant Liz Jordan and rookie officer Kyle Connors. It is not long before Jordan and Connors realize that it is futile to follow the usual investigative avenues. They must seek help, not just from those providing services to the homeless, but from the homeless themselves. Unfortunately it is not easy to engage the street community in the pursuit of a killer.
While searching for anyone who knew the young woman and information on her background, Jordan and Connors must find a way to contact invisible people who lack addresses and phone numbers. Mike Dwyer, Jordan’s long-time friend and shelter manager, and Kelly Blevins, an outreach worker, provide introductions into a culture that is wary of the establishment. While delving into the world of the most vulnerable, Jordan uncovers a web of deceit and exploitation while relying on the homeless for insight. But even with their help, will Jordan and Connors solve this crime in time to save another victim?
Set in the Pacific Northwest, this tale offers a chilling view of the dangerous and unpredictable world of the homeless.