Prologue/Part 1: Chapters 1-13 Summary
It is raining and midnight rounds at San Francisco Municipal Hospital are just beginning. In the ICU Jessie Falk is having a dream about her childhood. Jessie wakes, screaming for a pain in her chest.
"Oh God, I can't breathe. What's happening? I can't get my breath. It's horrible. I'm not fine." Chap. 1, p. 4
Jessie remembers that she is in the hospital. She sees a familiar face and notices that he is not coming to help. The person says Jessie is dying and it is beautiful to watch her cross over.
The Night Walker bends over the bed. He wonders where Jessie is now. He straightens the covers and arranges Jessie's hair. He places two coins over Jessie's eyes.
Lindsay Boxer sits at her desk going through files when Yuki Castellano calls. Yuki's mother wants to take them to...