The Little Death : P. I. Louis Kincaid has never liked working for the rich. Despite the blinding white of the Palm Beach pavement and the gleaming metal of the Bentleys at the curbside, it's clear to him that the creepy cleanliness only runs so deep. When the headless body of a male escort is found in the aptly named Devil's Garden, Louis's client is in the frame. Determined to clear his name, Louis is forced to delve behind the bedroom doors of the wealthiest women in the county as he uncovers a series of similar murders: young, handsome, penniless men who have been keeping company with rich, married, powerful women. But in a county where power is everything, women here will do anything to preserve their place in the social pecking order, and if someone breaks the rules, someone pays. Louis must watch his back, as behind Palm Beach's united front lurks a killer determined to cover their tracks.