D Street—the closest thing Hope's Pass has to a red light district. Three whorehouses and a few independents to service the miners who survived the mines outside of town.
When someone murders a prostitute, Will, the mayor, must fill in for the drunken sheriff and investigate the crime. Only the crime has deep roots—roots that will touch Will's entire family and make him question everything he has ever known.
"Kristine Kathryn Rusch's crime stories are exceptional, both in plot and in style."
—Ed Gorman, Mystery Scene Magazine