The Southern Strangler is speeding up his gruesome game. He's becoming careless, but not careless enough: three bodies and still the only clue is his calling card ... the severed hand of his previous victim.
Each one has been a beautiful young girl - killed in one city, dumped in another, the latest in Nashville. What did they have in common, what could link them to a savage serial killer?
As the Strangler's murderous rampage through America's South East gathers pace, local homicide chief Taylor Jackson and FBI profiler Dr John Baldwin, are at a loss. And a media leak is making matters worse.
Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly knows she's onto a scoop that just might be her ticket out of Nashville. But she's not going to tell. She's going to keep quiet until the time's right ... guard her secret well. Though Whitney should know already that secrets come at a price, this time she has no idea what it will cost her, or how close to this story she really is.