Most private detectives would panic if they were kidnapped at gunpoint in the middle of the night.
Most private detectives would accept ten thousand dollars not to take on new clients for a week—especially if the alternative was death.
Most private detectives would break off their investigations if a trail of bodies revealed a collision course with a psychotic professional killer.
Most private detectives are not like Michael Talent.
Instead, these events compel the San Francisco detective to find the connection between a century old sect of bizarre theater enactments and the disappearance of a celebrity San Francisco private eye. Pursued by a powerful network of shadowy producers and at odds with the police and vicious gang members, Talent must follow a tangle of seemingly random leads to find answers as time runs out and the odds of survival grow slim.