When fifteen-year-old Marisol Hernandez is gunned down on the Track, Oakland’s infamous prostitution corridor, it isn’t exactly front page news. Her death is chalked up as just another teenage hooker consumed by the streets.
But to the grieving grandmother who raised her, Marisol’s homicide isn’t merely a statistic. To make matters worse, at the same time she’s burying one granddaughter she’s desperately trying to keep Marisol’s fourteen-year-old sister, Belicia, from succumbing to a similar fate.
As a favor to a friend, former-soldier, ex-cop, and part-time private investigator Chauncey ‘Chance’ Means agrees to look into the killing. It’s a murder the local police admit they have little likelihood of solving. Complicating things, is the fact that Chance left law enforcement with more than a few enemies and a well-earned reputation as a man who doesn’t let rules get in the way.
Following a trail of apathetic cops, street-hardened prostitutes, pimps, and gangsters, Chance scours the San Francisco Bay in search of a merciless child-killer. He soon discovers there are people who don’t want him looking into Marisol’s murder. Men who will do whatever it takes to stop him.
“With his unflinching determination to achieve justice whatever the cost, Sean Lynch’s ex-military, ex-cop turned San Francisco private eye, Chauncey ‘Chance’ Means, is a worthy successor to Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade; an old-fashioned, wise-cracking, tough guy who isn’t afraid to clean up those mean and dirty streets by shooting first and kicking the crap out of the bad guys later.” --Zoë Sharp, bestselling author of the Charlie Fox series