An investigative reporter is a witness, as he is murdered piece by piece. He catches a glimpse of a headless man dressed in black, as a plate is hammered into his forehead. A mother's captor gazes at her through a cream coloured mask, at once revolted and aroused by her stench and bestiality. A teacher watches as a purple-gloved hand holding a boning knife severs his index finger and uses its bloody stub to sign an oath. These three murders are only the beginning of the killer's savage, calculating plan.
Shawna Ryan is an attorney who brings a singular, analytical intelligence and professionalism to her writing. Beginning her legal career in the Contracts Legal Department at Boeing in its heavy construction subsidiary, she became a trial attorney adept at compiling, assimilating, and translating for the court thousands of facts in multimillion-dollar construction law cases. Though devoted to her writing, she presently hears and analyzes construction claims and disputes for government agencies.