A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn't happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues - only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this a reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer? A tough-minded investigator on her first make-or-break case . . . A local cop who fears that big city evils have come to stalk his small town home . . . Together they are hunting for a madman who knows no bounds, to protect a town that may never feel safe again.