Enemies don't have to be alive to be deadly. For freewheeling ghost hunter Chess Putnam, finding herself nearfatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job. An agent for the Church of Real Truth, she investigates claims of harassment by the undead. But Chess has been extra busy these days, coping with a new celebrity assignment while trying on her own time to help some desperate prostitutes. Someones taking out the hookers of Downside in the most gruesome way, and Chess is sure the rumors that its the work of a ghost are way off base. But proving herself right means walking in the path of a maniac, not to mention standing between the two men in her life just as they are moving closer to a catastrophic showdown. Someone is dealing in murder, sex, and the supernatural, and once again Chess finds herself right in the crossfire.