A dead body introduces Detective Jim Nash to Coroner Allie Sands. Despite warnings from just about every woman working in the same building, Allie throws caution to the winds while helping Jim solve a murder. As their relationship deepens, someone is intent on digging a grave for Jim deep enough that he will never climb out.
Detective Jim Nash has a problem. He has a murder victim in an alley and a dead woman in his bed. His own homicide division wants to charge him with murder. To say he's got serious commitment problems would be an understatement. He's on the lookout for twins, but he doesn't want to date them. He wants to know who murdered them.
Sleeping with a .45
Detective Nash still has a couple of problems. He doesn't know who killed the woman found dead in his bed. As if that wasn't enough, someone is trying to kill him, and the killer's methods aren't very inventive. In fact, they're pretty old-fashioned. His boss says he's too close to both crimes and won't permit him to investigate. The women in his life fare only a little better. Lucy and Zelda narrowly escape an attempt on their own lives.