In a depraved and forgotten pocket of Philadelphia, a ruby-lipped beauty is brutally strangled. But this Kewpie doll is just another stiff Jane in a city so deep in dirty deals and sordid crimes that her cries never reached the surface. It's up to gutsy dame Detective Charlie Forest to unearth the ugly truth. What will come of the evidence that pulls her towards the illustrious Divine Lorraine Hotel and its smoldering owner, Veronica Anderson?
The story of human nature.