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In the space of five days the college town of Davenport is rocked by four brutal murders: two couples – students – their bodies found tied and staked out on the banks of Putah Creek. Then two more bodies are discovered. This time the victims are Abbott Scofield, a distinguished member of the university faculty, and his former wife Karen. The police suspect Andre Iganovich, a Russian immigrant, but Paul Madriani thinks there is more to the case than meets the eye. Forensic reports on the physical evidence suggest lingering questions about the Russian’s involvement in the Scofield killings, and Paul becomes increasingly convinced that the second murders are the product of a copy-cat killer – a cold and calculating murderer who has taken the lives of the Scofields for reasons that Paul is determined to uncover…