For ex Philly cop, PI Brad Lovett, the three-month-old savage killing and castration of televangelist Phil Calhoun symbolised a cold case.
Until one sweltering Florida evening, when the preacher’s body parts turned up at the crime scene of ritualistically murdered photographer Michael Andre. A macabre killing that would rekindle Lovett's interest, and in doing so, spiral him into a world of depravity and death beyond even an ex-cop’s imaginings.
The growing toll of mutilated corpses points an accusing finger 25 years back in time, first to America's most notorious child killer then at others, still living and a lot closer to home. Amongst them, respected members of Coquina County's establishment desperate to leave the past exactly where it is.
A past the killer is determined will have the final say.