- First is Devyn Williams, the main character. She is a young black woman who lost both of her parents to violent deaths while still at the police academy and lost the last person that she called family to a job transfer. Despite the fact that her own father was murdered, she refuses to see herself as a victim.
- Miles Jackson is Devyn's partner. He is few years older than her and is trusted by their superiors to help finish a case that started several years before
- Williams Carson, a charming older man with a past. He is the hardest one to really describe because then I would tell too much. There were times that I hated him to the point where I considered changing the ending. Once I got to that point though, I almost felt sorry for him. Not enough to change the ending.
These three are probably the most important characters in the book. There were times when I really hated one of them, laughed and cried with them.