Itas the summer of 1961, and a reign of terror has descended on the town of Deliverance, Oregon. Seemingly unrelated brutal murders are being carried out in Deliverance and adjacent cities, including Portland. The victims have been horribly mutilated and are publicly and grotesquely displayed. Detective Morgan Jeffords and his partner, Detective Evan Flack, head the investigation team charged with tracking the killer down. At each crime scene, several clues are left by the murderer, taunts adding to the challenges facing the police. Over the next several weeks, the body count rises, and as the ferocity of the killer escalates, Morgan and Evan race to find the perpetrator before the next victim is slaughtered.