Who will be next?
Former FBI Special Agent Sloane
Burbank survived a life-threatening injury sustained in the line of
duty, only to face leaving a job she loves in order to recuperate. As an
independent consultant, she now uses her specialized skills to train
law enforcement and private organizations in crisis resolution. But when
one of her closest childhood friends mysteriously disappears, and the
woman's devastated parents beg for her help, Sloane takes the case—even
though her ex-lover Derek Parker is the FBI agent in charge.
Special Agent Derek Parker, now
assigned to the Asian Criminal Enterprise Task Force in the FBI's New
York Field Office, has no time to spare for a year-old case he sees as a
dead end—especially since it would mean working with a woman he never
expected to see again. He's pursuing the leader of a Chinese gang and
trying to solve a series of grisly murders in Chinatown, so he initially
offers Sloane the case files and minimal cooperation.
But as more women disappear and
others turn up brutally murdered, Derek's priorities shift, and he and
Sloane come to the sickening realization that these random crimes are
linked to the same crazed killer. No one can anticipate when he will
strike again, but when Sloane becomes the target of the killer's twisted
obsession, it's clear that his ultimate fantasy is even more psychotic
than either of them ever imagined.