Kate Harrod, head of Homicide Division for a small California town, has her hopes for a quiet day dashed when the frantic young wife of a prominent businessman bursts into the station, and abruptly leaves before Kate can get any information. Hours later, she is found drowned in her bathtub. As Kate deals with her grief over not having prevented this horrible crime, she also sizes up the numerous suspects. With the evidence pointing at the dead woman's powerful husband, Kate pursues the case with a vengeance. But is he the killer? And when unsavory secrets are revealed about the true nature of the victim, why does Kate protect them?
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