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 there, not when her ex-husband is in the next room, her boss treats her like a little girl and her partner thinks women shouldn't leave the kitchen. Elena always knew there would be obstacles in her job; she just figured they would come from the criminals. When an erotic poet accuses his ex-wife, Sarah, of trying to murder him with an exploding escargot, Elena has doubts of the reality of the crime. But the more she learns about their nasty divorce, the more she begins to side with Sarah, until she finds the poet's body decaying in a bathtub filled with more than just water. Before the acid eats away all the evidence, Elena must put aside her sympathies for the victimized ex-wife and get down to the bare bones of this murder before someone else becomes the next victim.