""Patterson fans out there – this is another one that will keep you reading until three a.m.!" "
Kim McDaniels is a glamorous model doing a photo shoot in Hawaii. Hours after she disappears, her parents get a call from her mobile – by the man who has kidnapped her. Flying out to Hawaii to find their daughter, the McDaniels come across apathy from the local police. Enter Ben Hawkins an ex-cop turned reporter. Latching on to Hawkins, the McDaniels believe he will help them find his daughter. But her killer is nearer than any of them can imagine.
After the events in Hawaii where everything went from bad to worse, the killer wants Hawkins to write his life story – the autobiography of a serial killer. But this one doesn't simply kill for kicks – he is a paid assassin for some very important people who love to watch, as if in a Roman arena, the slaughter of innocents – but this time it's all on the Internet.
Soon, Hawkins is fighting for his life and that of his loved ones to bring a killer to ground and smash the ring that pays for his services.