A young proprietor at Time Out Spa,Toby Baily,discovers his former lover naked and and dead on a massage table,more things are spoiled than just his white leather shoes.Detective Melba Reightman and partner Sam Jackson are called in to investigate and soon become embroiled in the most perplexing homicide case seen in years.
Toby was arrested for the murder of Geraldo Guzman,after a hunting knife engraved with his name on it was found in a load of wet laundry. He enlists the aid of Madame Zhou Li,practicing attorney and owner of Green Dragon Chinese Herbs and Teas.The peculiar octagenarian seems an unlikely choice to defend him,but soon prooves she has more than a few tricks up her sleeve. Toby joins forces with Reightman and Jackson and a shocking string of clues lead them closer to the killer.The badnews? Successfully solving the crime might unleash a firestorm on this Southern City and come at a price none of them are prepared to pay.