Despite her life-changing injury, Dee Rommel is as determined and scrappy as ever. Still adjusting to her new life working for her godfather, private investigator Gordy Greer, Dee is ready to try out her hi-tech running blade, returning to the annual 10K competition.
A mysterious car crashes and burns in the middle of Portland, Maine's Casco Bay Bridge. A young, once-sex-trafficked woman is killed and Dee finds herself protecting orphaned Yuusuf, a high school valedictorian who may be able to point to the murderer.
When a toxic web of crime is revealed, both traditional and extended family dynamics are in play, as well as greed and ambition. Old relationships haunt Dee when nothing or no one is as they seem. She has only 8 days to keep her pursuit of justice in play, fighting for her allies and her own life.