Cynthia Westbrook, Harris County sheriff’s investigator, suddenly has a lot to deal with. A special friend is very ill, and to her regret she was less than gracious regarding his final request. On top of that, a bombing and a suicide occur only a day apart. Suspecting the two crimes are linked, she sets out to connect them–against her boss’s wishes. And in trying to discover the truth, she puts everything at risk: her job, her relationship with the man she loves, and ultimately her life.