About the Book
Leslie Van Buskirk, a diehard homicide detective inhabiting a ballerina’s body with a sailor’s vocabulary, and Diane Marger Moore, a middle aged novice prosecutor who is the mother of two toddlers while married to a saint, investigate a complex murder that conventional wisdom concluded was unwinnable.
The story chronicles the investigation, interviews, technical aspects and surrounding drama related to the horrible crime: an eight week old child killed when a fire was started in his nursery by either his firefighter father or his banker mother or both of them, who left their newborn alone in his room as they fled the house “to get help.”
The book is about women on a mission in the male dominated world of prosecution and homicide investigation. It also takes the reader through the trial, tribulations and personal sacrifices these women make as they seek the truth about the murder of this helpless infant.