The murder of eighteen-year-old Angi Vance was exceptionally
vile--her mouth was sealed with glue, an obscenity was
scrawled across her skin, and she was suffocated in a
garbage bag. The killing seems personal, so police detective
Carina Kincaid focuses her efforts on the victim's much
older ex-boyfriend, Steve Thomas. But without physical
evidence, Carina can't make a collar or a case. She also
can't stop Sheriff Nick Thomas, the prime suspect's brother,
from conducting his own unwelcome investigation.
Though Nick is still scarred and unsteady from a recent
confrontation with a serial killer, he's determined to prove
his brother's innocence. But his confidence is shaken when
he learns of Steve's dark side, and when a friend of the
murdered girl meets a similarly gruesome fate. With no time
to lose, Carina and Nick work together to trap a psychopath,
before another unlucky woman faces and unspeakable end.