Some Predators hunt a night. Some predators hunt and kill women…
On June 16, 2005 the body of a female is discovered in the smoking shell of a house fire in Atlanta, Georgia. Without clues to identify the victim or the person responsible for what is ruled arson and murder, Dennis Cane, lead detective, decides to take one last look at the crime scene. He finds a single black thread. On June 24,2005 another female victim is found in a neighboring county. Through his resourcefulness, Dennis learns that a black thread was found at the site of this crime, but both cases go cold due to lack of evidence and bodies that cannot be identified. Two jurisdictions. Two separate cases. Two brutal and horrifying murders.
Over the next three years, literally clinging to threads, he begins to see a pattern: women are dying twice a year on June 16 and 24 at the hands of a serial killer. A murderer with knowledge of forensics and the foresight to choose a different police jurisdiction for each of his crimes, is escaping punishment. Only Dennis is paying attention. Waiting for the killer to make a mistake. On June 16, 2008 a woman is discovered in the city limits of Peach Grove, Georgia, where Dennis now works. The woman survives, but is unable to identify her assailant because of heavy sedation as she fights for her life. But Dennis knows that this is the break he’s been waiting for. After being told at the hospital that the victim cannot be questioned, Dennis runs into Merlot Candy—an old teammate from high school and an excellent private investigator—and shares his suspicions. A series of events cause Merlot to be thrown right in the middle of this latest incident, giving him no alternative but to help stop this killer before another woman dies on June 24. Racing against time, Merlot and Dennis set out on a quest that will bring them in contact with more evil than they could have ever imagined.