Archibald Sims, Charleston's premier detective, has a mansion on The Battery and a $1-a-year job as a homicide detective. What starts as a routine investigation quickly sends him on the trail of a series of bizarre murders in the Lowcountry. At the heart of the case is a cunning, perverse loner who will stop at nothing in his quest for the ultimate revenge. The bodies are piling up fast, and this investigation will test Sims like no other. As he races to stop the killer, he discovers a horrible truth—his girlfriend and his young son are targets too.