Sleepy little North Bend just woke up. The newly promoted Sergeant Jade Monroe, and her partner, Detective Jack Steele, have just been informed of an unidentified male body found at a local lake. The town is in an uproar. The victim was nearly decapitated, and murder simply doesn’t happen in North Bend. As more bodies turn up, the single connection between all of the victims becomes clear—it’s Jade, herself.
Nathan works outside the law he’s sworn to uphold. As a rogue detective, he rules the streets of Union City through fear and intimidation. But nothing lasts forever. He has been betrayed. If the damning allegations stick, Nathan will lose everything. Including his freedom. When his search for the traitor uncovers a greater evil preying upon the innocent though, he’s left with a choice.
A cold case heats up when a 9-1-1 call puts police at a Denver murder scene, pointing investigators to the abduction of a Colorado teenager fourteen years earlier. A calling card—a single black pearl—is found on the newest victim. Is the murder a copycat? Or has a twisted serial killer, thought dead or in prison, returned to strike again?