Once again, Detective William H. Ryan is called upon to pull together a task force to solve multiple murders that span a two-state area. The murders are reported in small towns in New Jersey, Long Island and also spread across the boroughs of New York City.
Many of Ryan’s family, in and out of Organized Crime, are drawn into the quest for the killer or killers, who seem to follow no rhyme or reason in selection of the victims. Each victim is brutally killed, in a sadistic and senseless way.
The involvement and unknown inter-workings of organized crime--interwoven with a hard working Detective Division of a big city police force working with members of much smaller local police departments and the federal government--offer some level of understanding of the complexities of finding the guilty party. It also shows that finding is not always enough.
The investigation uncovers the sickness of a mind and the ease in which anyone may be touched by its owner.
We are all vulnerable and accessible, no matter how secure we may feel.