Warren C. Easley
In his first case in private practice, Oregon lawyer Cal Claxton came to the aid of a Banksy-like figure in Portland. Dividing his time between wine-country and the city, the ex-L.A. prosecutor now encounters another urban teen at risk, Kelly Spence, also a tagger. Using climbing skills learned from her much-loved deceased father, a mountaineer, Kelly tags hard-to-reach places. Kelly is four stories up at 3:00 one morning when she looks down and witnesses a brutal murder. Unluckily the killer spies her but Kelly escapes. Desperate to stay anonymous, she seeks help from from a friend who soon falls victim to the killer. Cal is drawn into the case by his landlord who is devastated by the murder: the dead woman had just become his fiancée. Her ex is the obvious suspect, but Cal's instincts lead him in a different direction where he will run into Kelly. Can he get her to talk, or will the killer find her first?