Cain Machinovic, a young homicide detective, is growing weary of dead bodies. His jaded attitude changes with the discovery of Kendra Holland's lifeless body. When Cain realizes that her death is part of a pattern of sixty years of slaughter, he looks for answers from the past. What he learns is both fascinating and frightening as he closes in on a murderous cult-like killer. He also realizes that there are two murders unaccounted for on his list, and he knows when and who they will be.