Under the desert moon, there’s no place to hide.
Just outside of the city’s neon Strip, in the bleak wastelands of
Nevada’s desert, Las Vegas Metro police discover the mauled corpse of a young
and beautiful showgirl. Called to the crime scene is Detective Sergeant Romulus
Poe, a thirty-five year old Vegas native and a seasoned, fifteen-year police
veteran. A loner with a love of justice, Poe immerses himself in the horrific
The corpse is badly mutilated. Poe is particularly struck by its
dreaded similarities to another horrifying murder. Poe immediately forms an investigatory team: the
handsome detective Stephen Jensen, Patricia Deluca, a homicide newcomer, and
forensic pathologist Rukmani Kalil, who is also Poe’s part-time, unorthodox girlfriend.
From the start, the
team is mired in a web of intrigue, and the urgency of resolution becomes
frenzied when another young nighttime desert dump is found a month later. From
Native American mysticism and medieval folk legends to untold modern scientific
secrets, Poe must sift through Vegas’ sordid history and dark underbelly to
solve a series of gruesome murders and save a beautiful woman he had once loved before
all of them are caught in a deadly dance of Moon Music.
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