"..plummets you through page after page of sheer excitement."
Jo Beckett is called to an incident on a plane at San Francisco just landed from London. Jo's 'victims' are usually dead but this one is very much alive and upset. Ian Kanan believes his family is being held captive – but how can anyone believe him when he knows his name, his address, his history and yet cannot recall a conversation he had five minutes ago?
In the local hospital, Jo looks at Kanan's x-rays to see that something is eating his brain, stopping him from forming new memories. Whatever could this man have in his possession or been in contact with to cause this catastrophic affliction? Kanan escapes the hospital to find his family. However, Jo has one more encounter with his to see that he has names written on his arm and the words, 'They die'.
Chasing this man and his deteriorating brain, Jo must try and piece together with her new beau, Gabe, and quirky sidekick, Tang, to find out what chemical menace is threatening the streets and stop a killer who doesn't even recall what he has done or where he is going in a night where time is short…