A brutal predator is on the loose, targeting women and savagely attacking them. His first victim is found chained, blinded and hanging on to life by a thread. His next target isn't so 'lucky'. After a forced bondage session, her ears are cut off and she's left for dead.
As the attacks become more frenzied, and the mutilations ever more vicious, the pressure on the Melbourne homicide squad reaches boiling point. Along with her colleagues, Detective Marita Van Hassel must muster all her profiling knowledge and investigative ingenuity to catch the killer before he strikes again. But first she must crack the killer's obsession with firelight and shadows . . .