by Ruth de Jauregui
Shadows slink through the night in Alkali Flat as detective Juanita Bitter investigates murders most foul. But when a Dispatcher's body is found in the stairwell of the police department, Bitter is forced into a case where everyone is a suspect.
When the sun goes down, the strange, exotic, and magical emerges in Bitter's Sacramento. And if something hisses in a dark alley, it may not be a cat.