Lee Geiger. Pearls of Asia: A Love Story (2011) 236 pp. [tpo]
Publishers description: A San Francisco anchorwoman is found murdered in her Nob Hill home, and detective Mac Fleet is assigned his to the case. The investigation leads to Pearls of Asia, a restaurant staffed by Asian transsexual waitresses. Mac discovers a lifestyle full of drama, humor and high heels. As the case heats up, so does Macs romantic interest in the primary murder suspect, whose beauty and personality compel him to cross the line between personal impulses and professional responsibilities. Ultimately, the detective is moved to make a decision he never dreamed of.
Setting: San Francisco