When a professional jury foreman goes missing, the FBI puts Holland Byron on the case with a lead agent introduced as Wyatt Ert. Holland thinks his name is an in-joke and she's being teased by a male dominated police bureau. Wyatt is mechanical, annoyingly brilliant, yet at times boyish and innocent. She soon wonders who and what he is.Then other jurors go missing and turn up dead - as do their wives and husbands. Is the entire program under attack or is it just vengeful guilty defendants?The shocking discoveries Holland makes about Wyatt and the new legal system turn a sci-fi detective story into a challenge on the nature of man and the pursuit of good and evil in an increasingly impersonal world.