Working the streets, Caressa's world is full of seedy motels and passing cars, of men with kinks, men with wives, men with secrets. Then she becomes a witness in an explosive murder case, and seeks shelter with a priest---a man who must atone for the sins he committed long ago.
As a killer stalks Caressa, prostitutes begin dying bloody deaths. Jesse Brucker, a driven detective, searches for answers. And Mick Ramsey, a sexually twisted, award-winning journalist, becomes the number-one suspect in the rash of murders. But in a world of illicit liaisons and dangerous obsessions, where the downtrodden mingle with society's most powerful, no one can guess who is really after Caressa---or why the holy terror has only just begun...