Two years ago, when Alex Ramsey lost his son, his wife took to gin and he lost his job with the city police force. Now he's working as a security guard for a burgeoning high-rise apartment complex, figuring the worst he'll encounter will be marital disputes and drunks. But the body of a boy just the age his son would have been is found beaten, raped, and hung by a river flowing through the grounds. Graffiti in Building Five indicates more is to come. Who's responsible? A local motorcycle gang? Teenage hoodlums, the Brando's? A delusional fisherman? Or is the conspiracy more pervasive?