Becket Merriday is a tortured soul: abandoned at birth, abused, haunted by strange memories of a life he never lived, and marked by an uncanny ability to see into the minds of killers.
After a harrowing stint in the FBI, Beck marries and tries to make a new life for himself as a small-town police chief, but the wounds of his past refuse to heal. He can't sleep, he drinks too much, and his wife leaves him for having an affair with a male officer. When a string of beautiful young men turn up brutally murdered in town, it feels like his bloody history at the FBI has come back to stalk him.
It isn't until Beck begins having visions of the killer that he turns to Sean Logan—the man named in his divorce—for help, because strangely, only Sean seems to understand what's happening to him.