Seattle Police homicide detective J.P. Beaumont is
babysitting his best friend's daughters in his penthouse
apartment on a sober New Year's Day when he is called to
investigate a body floating in nearby Elliot Bay. The case
draws Seattle's favorite detective into the cutting-edge
world of biotechnology, where business as usual means
personal betrayals and selling trade secrets with ruthless
efficiency. The more Beau discovers about the corpse, the
more he's convinced that justice has already been served.
Amid an exasperating, eccentric cast of characters and
battling with a partner who resents Beau's inherited
wealth, the recovering alcoholic detective discovers that
sometimes twelve-step programs don't have all the answers.
With his personal life converging into his professional
one, Beau struggles to find a killer he doesn't really
want to find.