Seven drowned men have been found in the San Francisco Bay in recent months, and while most people think they're accidental deaths, the M.E. thinks it's murder. Meanwhile, his friend Caleb, a toxicologist, is nursing literal and emotional wounds in a bar when he notices a mysterious woman who quickly captures his imagination. His search for her borders on obsession, but both of them are hiding poisonous secrets that only slowly come to light as the investigation into the drownings continues. A dark, creepy, twisting novel, The Poison Artist is "Hitchcock-esque" (Publishers Weekly).