Even with her career heading nowhere, Detective Helen Lipscomb wouldn't give up. Although everyone, from the chief of police on down, wanted her off the force, she forced herself to stick it out, not giving the bastards the satisfaction of seeing her crumble. She'd had one near career-ending fiasco in her life, and couldn't imagine that another would come her way. Until a new serial killer arrived in town, less than a year after Helen had almost missed nabbing the last one. And this murderer wasn't targeting random people, helpless females, or any of the meek and innocent. He was targeting the police themselves. And as Helen sees her colleagues falling one by one, she knows it's only a matter of time until the killer's attention turns to her.