She was a ‘Jane Doe’, an unidentifiable white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California’s Highway 1. The case fell to the Santa Teresa County Sheriff’s Department, but the detectives had little to go on. The woman was young, her hands were bound with a length of wire, there were multiple stab wounds, and her throat had been slashed. After months of investigation, the murder remained unsolved.
That was eighteen years ago. Now the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement, want one last shot at the case.....and they turn to Kinsey Millhone to help them find closure. Kinsey is intrigued and agrees to the job.
but revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe’smreal identity ends in a high-risk hunt for the killer.