Two firemen’s wives have been murdered, and a third has barely escaped an attempt on her life. What at first seemed incredible appears to be only too true: A serial killer is stalking the sleepy little Louisiana community. For fireman Mark Branning, the murders are a chilling reminder of how much he really cares for his wife Allie, even though their strained marriage has drifted into an uneasy separation. Now, with a madman on the loose, Allie’s life could be in danger. Despite their marital problems, Mark is determined to protect her. A terrifying encounter makes it clear that Allie’s life could soon end violently at the hands of a cunning psychopath–unless Mark and Allie can find out who the criminal is and bring that person to justice.