Elena Jarvis is an officer committed to her duty at the Los Santos, Texas, department of Crimes Against Persons. Not that anyone is helping her, though—not when her ex‑husband is in the next room, her boss treats her like a little girl, and her partner thinks women should not leave the kitchen. Elena always knew there would be obstacles in her job, she just figured they would come from the criminals. It was a punishment from God, declared Boris Potemkin’s fair‑weather widow, but it was not a thunderbolt that cut Boris down, it was a bullet, and from the look of it, the bullet was not divine. As the investigation intensifies, Elena soon discovers there have been several recent deaths in the same neighborhood and someone is having just a bit too much fun making widows. But the suspects are not your typical thugs—they are women in black. Elena has her work cut out for her as she scrambles to solve the case before the killer strikes again.