"When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a Manhattan alleyway, the victim's injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin are the initials E and D. Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was in prison in Oklahoma, and now they don't ever intend to part again. When their car breaks down in Arkansas they make plans to take someone else's. Things get messy and they wind up killing someone--an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again. As they cross state lines into New York they've landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas..."--Back cover.