Amaryllis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but sheâ€™s been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When sheâ€™s taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isnâ€™t just â€śone of us.â€ť Dallasâ€™s friend Chief Medical Examiner Morris had started a serious relationship with Coltraine, and from all accounts the two were headed for a happy future together. But someone has put an end to all that. After breaking the news to Morris, Eve starts questioning everyone, including Coltraineâ€™s squad, informants, and neighbors, while Eveâ€™s husband, Roarke, digs into computer data on the dead womanâ€™s life back in Atlanta. To their shock, they discover a connection between this case and their own painful, shadowy pasts. The truth will need to be uncovered one layer at a time, starting with the box that arrives at Cop Central addressed to Eve, containing Coltraineâ€™s guns, badge, and a note from her killer: â€śYou can have them back. Maybe someday soon, Iâ€™ll be sending yours to somebody else.â€ť But Eve Dallas doesnâ€™t take too kindly to personal threats, and she is going to break this case, whatever it takes. And thatâ€™s a promise.