"The French call this time l'heure bleu - The Blue Hour. The Time between dawn and sunrise when the sun is below the horizon, and the world is awash with a hazy blue shadowed hue that suspends us between the accepted divisions of light and dark. It should have been beautiful. For me, it was now only beautifully deadly..." Alex Churchill stands before a retired Mafia Don wondering why he has faith in her skills of detection. Alcohol and bad attitude cost her her job as a cop. At stake was the life of the Don's kidnapped grandson - and her life if she does not find him. To her rescue comes Gideon Wade, mysterious American Private Eye who always seems to be there in the hour of her greatest need. Together they embark on the search for the missing boy to uncover a much viler crime than a simple kidnapping.