Lt. Kenda and the sex crimes unit realize after investigating the rape of a young mother that there is a serial rapist at large in Colorado Springs and they must race to catch him before he strikes again.
Twenty four year old Lorraine Laribo is dropped off at a bar by her sister's boyfriend, Anthony. It's the last time anyone would ever see her alive again. Detective Kenda must use his formidable interrogation skills to find her killer.
Detective Kenda finds the body of a bruised and battered young woman named Vicki Ross; strangled and left in the backseat of her own car. Kenda must sort through the endless suspicious characters in Vicki's past to find the elusive truth.
When 22 year-old Micki Filmore is found raped and murder in her apartment, detective Kenda focuses his investigation on her activities the previous night. Micki was seen dancing with a man who then paid a late night call to her door.
After Lourdes Riddle in found strangled to death in the trunk of her car, homicide detective Joe Kenda follows the trail through a twisting maze of military and cultural secrets. Just what was Lourdes doing behind her husband's back?