In Shamus Award-winning author Carol Lea Benjamin's riveting mystery, dog trainer-turned-PI Rachel Alexander and her pit bull, Dash, take a walk on the wild side, with a little help from a courageous dachshund, to solve a series of murders. Rachel and Dash have a new client. Well, three new clients. A trio of transvestite working girls want Rachel to investigate the death of one of their own. Rosalinda's throat was slashed on Halloween right after the Greenwich Village parade. Finding her killer isn't exactly the NYPD's top priority -- and LaDonna, Chi Chi, and Jasmine are terrified that they'll be next. With her cash retainer in hand and very few leads, Rachel starts digging. What is the connection between Rosalinda and a dead butcher? Soon, with the help of Chi Chi's mini-dachshund, Clint, Rachel is breaking into a plant in the Meatpacking District. But her future is suddenly on the line when she sets herself up as bait to catch the killer. As Rachel follows a twisting trail with only Dash for protection, she discovers that her foray into "the life" could end with her own untimely death.