The South Beach Sadist is dead…. Jake had seen to that.

But in two weeks, Miami has two new victims, each butchered and their bodies marked with the sign of the Sadist…a sign never revealed to the public.

As cryptic clues, and the promise of a third victim, begin to arrive in his office, Jake Sullivan, chief prosecutor for the Justice Department in Miami, and Mike Lang, his investigator and best friend, are once again hunting a madman.

As the trail leads to a rogue DEA agent, Jake and Mike close in on the killer, not realizing that saving victim three means saving one of their own.