The violent drug-related murders of two prominent attorneys have the homicide division of the Chicago Police Department scrambling for answers, but without clues, a motive, or a suspect, not even the FBI can track down the killer. With the media demanding an arrest and at their wits’ end, the Chicago Police Department makes an urgent call to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office in hopes of bringing in Kate Pierce, a psychic detective, on the case. A reluctant Kate agrees only when word comes that Jesse McCord, a new friend and top-notch Chicago homicide detective, has gone missing.
It’s December and the Fordyce’s Christmas grotto is looking as festive and busy as ever. So when Jimmy North, a veteran at playing Santa, realises his elf is missing, he thinks nothing of it. Oblivious to the danger he’s in, Jimmy returns to work the next day to find Julie Bennett crammed into the changing room locker with her neck snapped in half. Who would want to kill an elf? Is the question Jimmy asks himself.