It starts 4 years after the second one, so that all three cover 5 years total. (This would actually be taking place in 2015 if you want to do the math.) Stacey has been living as a woman now for 5 years and is in a good place with it. Now more than anything what she wants is for her boyfriend, Dr. Macintosh (aka Mac) to propose to her. But like a lot of dudes--including Stacey back when she was Steve--Mac has trouble with commitment.
Unbeknownst to Stacey, the killer knows who she really is and what happened to her. Stacey's honeymoon is cut short when the killer raids the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug that made Stacey into a woman and puts Stacey's friend Dr. Palmer in a coma. Worse yet, the drug itself has vanished!
Soon Stacey finds out the killer has been using the drug himself to change his body so he can stay ahead of the cops. He strangles Stacey to death...so that's the end, right?
While the second story in the series was more drama, this one balances more of the drama with action as Stacey/Steve deals with the killer from Steve's past. And really Stacey/Steve runs the gamut in this story from a young woman to a little girl to an old lady to a dude...it's hard to keep track of it all. But that's what you expect in the last part of a trilogy, right?
|Stacey or Renee? Why not both!|
A Fun Fact is that Stacey's punk schoolgirl look is inspired by the character of Renee Kim, who appears in volumes 5 & 8 of the Scarlet Knight series as sort of an alternate universe Emma Earl. Because I don't just throw characters away; I recycle them! (I'm very green that way.)