Seven days after being abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old
woman is found on a green patch of grass by the Los Angeles
International Airport. She has been left with her limbs stretched
out and spread apart, placing her in a five-point human star. The
autopsy reveals that she had been tortured and murdered in a most
bizarre way. But the surprises don't end there. This killer likes
to play, and he left a note lodged inside his victim's throat.
Detective Robert Hunter, who leads LAPD's Special Section, Ultra
Violent Unit, is assigned the case. But almost immediately a second
body turns up. Hunter knows he has to be quick. Surrounded by new
challenges as every day passes, Detective Hunter finds himself
chasing a monster. A predator whose past hides a terrible secret,
whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be
quenched - for he is DEATH.