When Kate MacKinnon hears that Nikki Trixx, a Waikiki prostitute, has been found murdered on a sacred Hawaiian heiau, she is appalled. To Hawaiians, a heiau luakini is the most sacred of shrines, for it is there that their ancestors offered up human sacrifices. Kate knows there will be troublefrom politicians, Hawaiian sovereignty activists, and racistseach group accusing the others of the desecration. Near Julias body, Kate discovers a Holy card titled Pride a strange, terrifying creation straight out of Hironymus Bosch. As Kate struggles to solve the mystery of a Waikiki serial killer, we find ourselves caught in a carnival fun house mirror. Assumptions glimmer, alter, and magically disappear. When Kate is finally rescued from peril, we learn that friends and enemies, and the innocent and the guilty, are not always who they seem.