After getting divorced, Detective Sergeant Michael McCabe decided it was high time to leave New York City. He'd wanted to raise his young daughter away from the violence of the city streets_ so he's unprepared for the horrific killer he discovers in the quiet enclave of Portland, Maine.Early on a September evening, the mutilated body of a pretty teenager, a high school soccer star, is found dumped in a scrap-metal yard. She had been viciously assaulted, her heart cut out of her chest. The very same day a young businesswoman, also a blonde and an athlete, was abducted while jogging. McCabe suspects both crimes are the work of the same man who is clearly well-versed in complex surgical procedures-and who is likely to strike again_ .