Winnipeg, 1935. 47 year old Detective Inspector Sidney Baxter is the finest Detective with the Winnipeg Police Force with a keen analytical mind. He’s also blind. When two grisly murders are discovered in different places, they appear to be unrelated. There is no evidence of theft as motive and no witnesses to either killing.
From racetracks to hospitals, from sumptuous theaters like the Capital, and the carpeted elegance of Eaton’s Grill room, to the ten stool counter at Winnipeg’s first Salisbury House the reader is drawn into a city, time, and place of a decadent past. From site to site Sidney Baxter and his ever faithful assistant Maxime Godbout must identify and apprehend the killer. Or killers.