Rose Booker remembers how she died. Both times.
Nearly a year after being shot and left for dead, Sergeant Rose Booker returns to active duty with the Worcester Police Department, hoping to put the past behind her - except she's not sure it's her past that's haunting her.
When hard-drinking hell-raiser Julie d'Aubigny enters Rose's life, she promises to reveal the truth behind Rose's nightmares - or are they memories - of her death at the end of a hangman's noose.
But first Rose must stop the mysterious madman waging a bloody campaign of vengeance that threatens to turn the city's streets red. All she has to do is uncover his identity - and his own dark secret.