Christine Sawyer has been missing for two months. The discovery of her mutilated body will propel Chief of Police Ron Kosciak into a race of life and death with an adversary so evil that even Hannible Lector would tremble in fear. Frustrated by an increasing body count and clues, Kosciak relies on every investigative procedure he kws, as well as his gut instincts, in an attempt to discover the killer's identity. Will he be able to rescue the killer's latest adoptee, or will she be added to the list of victims? Who will be safe? Who will die when the pieces to the puzzle begin falling into place?