A hard-drinking former hitwoman agrees to help catch a killer though the murderer might just be her.
Candace Starr likes to think of herself as retired since she got out of prison that is, until society maven Kristina Corrigan tries to hire Candace to permanently remove her daughter's barnacle of a boyfriend, Tyler Brent, from their lives. The only catch? Tyler is seventeen years old. Even Candace draws the line at taking out a target who doesn't even shave yet.
But when Tyler turns up dead at a river gorge with a broken neck, people start asking questions. Detective Chien-Shiung Malone, the ambitious homicide investigator assigned to the case, has more than a few of her own. Candace isn't about to provide any answers, though until Malone makes her a proposition she just can't refuse. Candace finds herself signing on as Malone's unofficial partner to help catch Tyler's killer despite the possibility she may have murdered the boy herself.