Phoenix newspaper columnist Alexander Strange loves his job writing about news of the weird, but his own life turns bizarre when shots riddle his uncle's Scottsdale, Arizona home.
Who would want Superior Court Judge Leonard D. Strano dead? And why?
Alexander has twenty-four hours to find out or he'll have a death on his hands. Maybe his own.
To solve the mystery he must cobble togetheir an unlikely alliance of newspaper and television reporters, a sketchy bailiff, and a retired madam, all the while dodging a pair of dubious FBI agents, wild dogs, a freeway sniper, and raging forest fires.
And how in the world did he end up in those high heels?