In 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn`t crack it, and the 22 yr old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the D.A. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killikng of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought-and hated-for 13 yrs is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.