The blues were born out of pride, anger and need. Murder comes from those same dark places. One of Memphis most seductive and notorious socialites has disappeared. She s either off on another of her drunken escapades or the disappearance is something much more frightening. What begins as an ordinary day s work for Detective Billy Able of the Memphis P.D. quickly grows into a high-level spider s web of tragedy, mystery, suspicion, passion, and sordid secrets including a few of Billy s own. Along with Mercy Snow, the estranged sister of the missing socialite, Billy follows a twisted path of human frailty and corruption to disturbing truths that undermine everything he thought he knew about himself and the people he loves.