Seven days after being abducted, the body of a 20-year-old woman is found on a green lawn plot near Los Angeles International Airport.
They have left her with her limbs stretched and separated, placing her in a five-pointed human star.
The autopsy revealed that she had been tortured and murdered in a very strange way.
But the surprises don't stop there.
The killer likes to play, and left a note lodged in his victim's throat.
Detective Robert Hunter, who heads the Special Section of the Ultra Violent Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, is assigned the case.
But almost immediately a second body appears.
Hunter knows it has to be quick.
Surrounded by new challenges every day, Detective Hunter finds himself chasing a monster.
A predator whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be quenched - for he is DEATH.