""Herriman skillfully brings 1867 San Francisco to life in all its beauty and treachery."--Anna Lee Huber, National Bestselling Author of the Lady Darby Mysteries -- The author of No Comfort for the Lost returns with a new mystery of Old San Francisco... British-born nurse Celia Davies runs a free medical clinic to assist the poor women of San Francisco. Aided in her endeavors by her half-Chinese cousin, Barbara, and her feisty housekeeper, Addie, Celia has earned the trust and friendship of many of the city's downtrodden, including a young orphan named Owen--who has just confided to her that he's stumbled upon a corpse. Owen recently started working for the ruthless real estate and development group Martin and Company and discovered a dead body in the office's basement. Celia turns to Detective Nicholas Greaves for help, only to learn that one of the main suspects--the husband of Celia's dearest friend--is an old enemy of Nick's. Now Celia and Nick must put aside their personal feelings about the case--and each other--if they're going to bring a killer to justice..."-- Provided by publisher.