When Daniel's son, policeman Todd Forrest, is called to the scene of a gruesome murder where the body of a beautiful woman has literally been torn in two, he is appalled. Not just because of the grotesque and theatrical nature of the crime but because he recognizes the victim as Daniel's goddaughter.
In an attempt to find swift resolution on her old friend's behalf, Reilly finds herself drawn into the investigation. And when another disturbing murder occurs soon after, Reilly can't help but feel that she has come across something like this before. But where?
Will the investigative team be able to find the murderer before his thirst for notoriety drives him to kill again? And will Reilly's brief hiatus in the US force her into a decision about her future in Dublin, and the unfinished business she has there?