As a rule, Cutter wouldn't give a private investigator the time of day, but Breda Burrows is the exception to every rule. Sultry, blue-eyed, long-legged, and tough as nails. Breda can be very convincing, and she's convinced Cutter to be her guide through the glittering netherworld of Palm Springs - an explosive mix of silicone, Geritol, old money, and murder.
The trail begins with the monied socialite wife of a philandering husband. The wife doesn't care about her husband's infidelity, but she does want to know why he's made a secret deposit - at a sperm bank. What Cutter wants to know is the identity of the strange, violent man hubby is meeting in the desert - a man known only as the fugitive.