A killer is stalking the rainy streets of Vancouver, taking the lives of young women and leaving their heads behind. Heads turn up everywhere - floating downriver, buried in shallow graves, even nailed to the top of a totem pole on campus of the University of British Columbia. Among the victims are a young drug addict, a collegian, and a nun.
It's hysteria time. The RCMP launches a massive investigation, summoning up their crack detective, Robert LeClercq, to head a special investigation force. But as LeClercq tries to get inside the murderer's head, he realizes there is a diabolical depravity operating here that he cannot hope to understand.