"One foggy November night in 1935, a luminary of the San Francisco art world goes out looking for adventure. However, it is adventure that finds Lady Margaret, Countess of Chesterleigh, a British expatriate and renowned artist. When she returns home late that fateful night, Mr. Rosenberg, a kind and gentle man, is shot down in front of her. She holds him in her arms as he bleeds his life away, calling to his mysterious killer. Lady Margaret's quest to bring the killer to justice leads her from her art studio to a seedy all-night cafe, a Depression-era tenement, the waterfront, and eventually to the dark underbelly of Chinatown."--Back cover.