In 1979, four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate -- and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents -- until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find.
Kinsey Millhone mysteries
Kinsey Millhone mysteries ; [bk. 25]
Extortion -- Fiction.
Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious character), 1950- -- Fiction.
Stalkers -- Fiction.
Teenage sex offenders -- Fiction.
Women private investigators -- California, Southern -- Fiction.