Daphne's lover is being blackmailed and an inspector of the WA state Heaslth Dept has perpetrated fraud, costing a family their livelihood and eventually costing 8 people their lives. Meanwhile, someone is demanding money; the killer or someone else? They're going through ATM's which means Lou needs Liz's bank connections to solve this one. One plot comes to a climax at Dorky's (the adopted daughter of Daphne's lover) Monty the clown, ( a typical 7 year old's party) The other, when Lou realzes that a mistake has been made and they correct it and help a young prostitute get free. Add to this a scene with Bear that gets you thinking about the cameras around you, Daphne's unusual engagement, Lou getting cooperation because of his status as the cop who caught the crosskiller (and the ramifications of that), a rogue cop, a crazy Prosecutor, an over ambitious cop, and La Moia just being himself--you've got an excellent read!