Smoky Barrett has had nightmares ever since it happened. Nightmares that leave her shivering and alone. An agent on the FBI's serial murder and child abduction team, Smoky is no stranger to the dark recesses of the human mind - but nothing could have prepared her for the day her husband and young daughter were slaughtered before her own eyes. Most people would run - away from work, away from life, away from everything associated with the pain of a shattered existence. But Smoky doesn't know how to run - and with the news that her best friend from high school has been brutally murdered, she finds herself back in the firing line, chasing a hidden killer who will stop at nothing to confront her.