"Oakland is a city shaped by water. The waterfront, home to the port and the rail yards, is also ripe for development. The remnants of World War II shipyards are being bulldozed for retail shops and condos. There's money to be made, and where there's money, greed and crime follow, as Oakland PI Jeri Howard learns when she looks into the murder of a former co-worker. Cal Brady worked as a security guard at a construction site on the Embarcadero. Now he's dead, his body washed up on the Estuary shoreline. It's no accident, and Jeri is determined to find out who killed Cal, and why."-- Provided by publisher.