A serial killer is stalking young women, seemingly at random. Despite the butchery of the slayings, there is no evidence of rape, and sexual gratification doesn't appear to be a motive.
Despite the arbitrary nature of the heinous crimes, there is a template structure to the modus operandi. Detective Inspector Mike Lorenzo and his frustrated team are baffled by this phantom-like mutilator - until eagle-eyed, ex-FBI profiler Tricia Lockwood identifies vital tell-tale clues that tie them all together in a wickedly coherent pattern.
With time running out, the final piece in the intricate jigsaw appears to come from the grave. It seems in this fast-paced thriller, that the dead do talk, and are willing to reveal their secrets...