Finding the dead stranger in her traditional Japanese garden, Dr. June Kato knows nothing can be done to save her. Clad in a traditional kimono, a dagger hanging from the young woman’s belly, there has been an obvious act of ritual seppuku.
June shoos flies off the woman’s face and feels for a pulse anyway. With nothing else to do, she dials those three little numbers nobody ever wants to call: the LA Police Department. Even though she firmly believes the woman committed suicide, the police have other ideas, that a brutal murder has been committed in June’s garden. When the prominent neurosurgeon becomes the lead suspect, it would be the beginning of a nightmare that would leave her comfortable life in broken pieces.