Murder is never a good thing? Fingertips have been turning up in various locations around the city. The problem is, Detective Inspector Matt Blacksmith has no idea why they're being left where they are. He knows who they belong to, though, so that's something. However, the man they used to be attached to isn't anywhere in sight, and Matt worries he's been killed. Detective Sergeant Aaron Thaxter is the man who has stuck by Matt through thick and thin for the past few years. In and out of bed, he's always there, the steadying hand that keeps Matt from drowning in the memories of his past. When the case takes a murky turn, forcing Matt to acknowledge those memories yet again, Matt is grateful that Aaron is there to help him. Robby Zeus knows that being in a gang isn't all it's cracked up to be. Despite his dreams of being someone to be feared and respected, now that the reality of being in a gang has slapped him hard around the face, he's desperate not to get himself into any more trouble. With the help of Matt and Aaron, Robby faces being wrenched from the only life he's ever known to somewhere safe, away from the gang, where he can live a good life with his ma. But things have never been that easy for Robby. Can he be free from the leaders of the two gangs he's tied to? Time will tell. Except time might not be on anyone's side?