Years ago, the Seattle police were baffled by the Schoolgirl Murders. The killer staged the scenes, dressing his female victims in school girl uniforms and saddle shoes. No woman in Seattle felt safe, until they caught the man responsible, and the case was forgotten. Now, across the country, a killing spree is taking place. The first victim is attacked in a taxi by a mysterious stranger. The next is found strangled in a changing room. A hitchhiker is left by the side of the road, his identity stolen. The murders are so bizarre, so random, no one would think to connect them. Only Seattle writer Gillian McBride sees the disturbing coincidences between all the murders—and it's hitting too close to home. Somehow, she is the link between past and present—and to a twisted serial killer. With each terrible piece of a sinister puzzle, a psychopath is carrying out a master plan—a killing spree in search of one final trophy.