When a young boy is found murdered, his body hanging from a tree, everyone is shcoked. All fingers point to the boys English teacher, but Fritz knows better. An open and shut cast this in not. The truth proves to be as hard to find as the killer himself.
Fitz is furious with his wife; annoyed by his dropout son; attracted to his soemtime partner at the copshop, Jane Penhaligon; and troubled by a new case: a missing youth has turned up dead. Fitz, a freelance police psychologist, is a genius at cross-questioning witnesses and suspects alike, looking into their very souls and learning truths that they never even knew about themselves.
He's always on the mark - unless his own vices and addictions trip him up. But this is no time for mistakes: a ruthless killer is on the prowl and he grows more elusive with each tick of the clock.