A cold-blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. Now a respected member of the community stands accused of a chilling act of evil. But when a second boy disappears, a frightened public demands to know, have the police caught the wrong man? Is the nightmare continuing? Or just beginning? Prosecutor Ellen North believes she's building a case against a guilty man, and that he has an accomplice in the shadows. As she prepares for the trial of her career, Ellen suddenly finds herself swept into a cruel contest of twisted wits, a dark game of life and death. With an evil mind as guilty as sin.