Detective Joe Black and his partner Isabella Lane are investigating the apparent suicide of Ryan Wightman. Ryan was a close friend of Black's and although the police have already determined there was no foul play; Black thinks differently. The problem is that they have no motive, no suspects and no one is telling them the truth. Relying on his and his partner's Army Ranger experience, some luck and a bit of quality California weed; Joe and Bella work the streets of San Francisco to uncover the facts that have led to their friend's death. Within a circumstance of murder defined by San Francisco's people and places, this is a thrilling tour of the city's underground arteries.Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the heart-stopping ending.