A novice crime reporter for a New York tabloid, Kate Murray seriously screwed up an earlier assignment. To redeem herself she has 6 months to find a big story that will hit readers hard. And now she's found one ---the savage slaying of a saintly nurse on her Brooklyn doorstep. But a seemingly cut and dry case is entangling Kate in dangerous, damaged lives---and setting her on a collision course with a shockingly deranged mind. And when the heat is turned up on an already red hot homicide investigation no one involved is going to escape unscathed, especially Kate. And some are going to die.