An old enemy from the past spells trouble for a young PI and her enigmatic cat in this dystopian noir mystery from the author of The Ninth Life . Care's reputation as a private investigator is growing, and clients are starting to beat a path to her door. An elderly woman seeks her help in finding out what happened to her missing brother. Blackie senses that he has met this woman before, some time before he became a cat. But who is she -- and what is their connection? At the same time, a dockworker asks Care to find a colleague who has gone missing. But how does a poor laborer have the funds to pay for Care's investigative services? As Blackie and Care delve further into each case, it becomes clear that neither client has been telling the whole truth. Then a body is discovered at the waterfront, and the investigation takes a disturbing new twist ... "Cat-loving fans of grim postapocalyptic tales will best appreciate Simon's third Blackie and Care mystery." -- Publishers Weekly.