It’s a boiling summer in Boston. Adding to the city’s woes is a series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death.
The pattern suggests one man: serial killerWarren Hoyt, recently thrown behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires.
At least that’s what detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her – literally and figuratively – she is determined to finally end Hoyt’s awful influence. Rizzoli isn’t counting on becoming a target herself.
Yet once Hoyt is suddenly free, he joins his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vendetta…