Detective Tommy Vietti expects the Feds to take a murder case from him since it involves an employee of a high-profile, international institution. Instead, they send Roxy MacNeil, a Scottish banking expert, to co-investigate with him. Smoking her cigarettes, using vulgar language and drinking Scotch, Roxy gives the impression that she’s a sluff-off. However, Tommy notices that things aren’t quite what they seem when Roxy is working with him. Who is she really?
District Attorney Amanda Hawthorne wonders if she should have a baby, like her fiancée, Dr. Jen Dawson. As they consider who might be the perfect sperm donor, Amanda becomes immersed in Tommy and Roxy’s murder investigation. Fighting off Roxy’s overtures, Amanda can’t help but be impressed by Roxy’s skills.
Juggling her busy clinical practice and raising baby Kristin, Dr. Jen is by Amanda’s side at public events. She can handle Amanda being a semi-celebrity, having a ton of old girlfriends, and even being hit on by strangers at the Dyke March. Roxy, however, is Jen’s worst nightmare. Beautiful. Mysterious. Smart. Sexy. And powerful. As far as Jen knows, Roxy is more powerful than Amanda, and Amanda is drawn to power like a dog to raw meat.