"A woman with a murky past who kills herself.
A dying old man cared for by the son he abused.
A lovely woman whose life is about to shatter.
A professional shoplifting ring. A brutal gangster.
A wandering husband. A spoiled kid awash in debt. A lonely widower
desperate for answers. A ruthless business man: the spider at the center
of the web. And Kinsey Millhone, whose thirty-eighth birthday present is
two black eyes and a busted nose.".