The West Side Butcher case is driving Detective-Sergeant Len Malecke crazy. He can't figure out what ties the victims together, other than the fact that they are all young, all female, and all brutally murdered-partically dismembered, organs missing. The killer must be a madman and Len Malecke's very good at catching madmen. The Butcher is not mad. An immortal, evil magician, he has been accidentally freed from his hundred-year entombment.