Eve Dallas, homicide Lieutenant of the year 2060 has come a long way from her days as a rookie cop. Owing much to Captain Feeney, who now heads up the department's electronic investigation unit, Eve hopes she has become the homicide investigator that Feeney once tirelessly trained her to be. When she is nominated as lead on a case that involves re-visiting an old investigation, Eve feels uncomfortable giving out tasks to her old boss. Were there mistakes made by Feeney and the original team of detectives?
It seems "The Groom" has returned, the killer so dubbed by the press for his habit of placing rings on the fingers of the women he kills after prolonged torture sessions. One thing they learnt the first time around was that the Groom always had a back-up bride, meaning that when one woman dies, the next victim has already been kidnapped. With a ticking time bomb of the worst kind spurring them onwards, Eve and her team are short of time and short of temper. The big question to Eve is why is this killer, who successfully escaped the New York police the first time around, back in action after such a long time? The answers are in the last case, and treading on tender egos is the least of Eve's concerns. Setting herself up to be the Groom's next target is not something she wants to share with her protective husband any time soon either. As for the Groom’s victims, time will keep on running out for them unless Eve can successfully place herself within the sights of a very efficient killer.