All is not well in Bridges. The Four Families accuse each other of
spying while Red Dog attacks escalate. Aristocratic jewel merchant Dame
Anastasia Louis, styling herself “The Queen of Diamonds,” hires her
long-time friend, private eye Jacqueline Spadros, to collect from her
debtors so she can leave the city.
But Jacqui can’t leave David Bryce’s kidnapping and the murders of
her teenage informants unpunished. Convinced that the
madman “Black Jack” Diamond was complicit in the crimes, she pursues
ways to prove it. The scoundrel and his crew, however, seem to be one
step ahead: the terrifying man in white is seen outside David’s home,
forged letters are appearing across the city, and merchants in the
Spadros quadrant report threats from a man who fits his description.
Jacqui is warned of a plot against her life. Those who try to warn
Jacqui are murdered, and evidence emerges that Jacqui’s mother is next
on the list. With time running out, Jacqui is forced to make a
Someone will surely die. Will it be Jacqui, or her mother?