Detective Angie Pallorino hasn't forgotten the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card, crosses etched into the flesh of his victim's foreheads. When a comatose Jane Doe is found in a nearly dead in a local cemetery, Angie is struck by the eerie similarities to her earlier unsolved rapes. Then the body of a drowned young woman, also bearing the marks of the serial rapist, floats up in the Gorge, and the hunt for a predator becomes a hunt for a killer. Assigned to the joint investigative task force, Angie is more than ready to prove that she has what it takes to break into the all-male homicide division. But her private life collides with her professional ambitions when she's introduced to her temporary partner, James Maddocks, a man she'd met just the night before in an intense, anonymous encounter.