Every city has secrets, but none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who's traveled centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer who stalks the streets, one who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that he is missing. Detective Carson O'Connor and her partner Michael Maddison get on the case and may just end up in Hell itself. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous.