Detective Inspector Quigg and Sergeant Lulu Begone (on an exchange programme from the South African Police Service) must hunt down a festive serial killer who is selecting his victims to match the Christmas carol - The Twelve Days of Christmas. Each day, victims are found stabbed with their clothes removed and their faces ripped off. A verse from the carol is daubed on the wall in blood. Will Quigg find the killer before he is forced to resign? Also, Quigg must choose between two women, or must he? And can he persuade the Chief to let Sergeant Begone be his partner on a permanent basis?