Seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Clayton Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. They don't much care about a low-level guy—it's his boss they want—but Deese might be their best chance to bring down the whole operation. Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese's rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves. Following Twisted Prey, Lucas Davenport's 29th case puts him on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and as Davenport will come to find, full of unpleasant surprises.