When his daughter disappears, conservative businessman John Spencer hires Toronto private eye Calli Barnow to find her. At first it seems like just another runaway case, but when Calli finds out that Thalia’s lover, Zoe, hasn’t seen her either, she starts to wonder if there’s something sinister going on. Then Thalia’s ex-boyfriend turns up dead. Is Calli hunting a killer or another victim?
This fast-moving thriller follows Calli Barnow through the twists and turns of Toronto’s neighbourhoods, from run-down but friendly Kensington Market to the Church Street gaybourhood, through the ravines of Rosedale and Mount Pleasant’s mausoleums.
Calli is an engaging companion, flawed but determined, pursued by her own demons as she tries to find a missing girl before more trouble finds her.