Features Private Detective VI Warshawski.
Mitch Kruger, lonely, drifting, with a great gift for the drink, has taken up temporary residence with Vic's downstairs neighbour, Mr Contreras. Mitch claims that he has found the gold at the end of the rainbow and that some information he has about Diamond Head - the company that once employed him and Mr Contreras - will make him a rich man.
Then Mitch's body turns up in the morgue. He was already dead when he fell in the canal. Vic doesn't believe in coincidences.
Sharp-tongued, sharp-shooting detective Vic Warshawski flirts with danger in her greatest challenge yet.