When Tucson Detectives John Dorer and Kathi Kelley arrive at the murder scene of a young man gunned down behind an apartment complex, their investigation is hampered by hostility from the victim s friends. Detectives think the friends know more than they are telling, but will they be able to get the friends to cooperate in order to find the killer? And in Dallas, a birthday party turns violent when a stray bullet from an AK-47 strikes down a teenaged girl. To solve this senseless tragedy, Det. Robert Quirk must track down the patrons of the club and get them talk.