Enter the world of Crescent City, an alternate history 1930s "Chinese Los Angeles" and home turf of private investigator, Lola Starke. It's a straightforward case: find a missing husband who spends his days examining stamps. Still reeling from recent tragedy, however, PI Lola Starke wants to pass altogether, more so since her ghost, Aubrey, insists it's the perfect case to ease back into things. But the wife is adamant that something bad has happened. What's a shamus to do—especially when the missing man works just down the hall? But straight ain't in the cards, not in the middle of a high-stakes business deal involving the City's most powerful film studio, a wily gangster, a shady fence for stolen goods, a rival PI and a rare stamp. When her client is kidnapped, Lola discovers just how far down the twisting path she's willing to go to save the woman and her missing husband.