Michael J. Magnus has no memory of committing a crime. But he's been locked up in a remote prison for over a month, and he's in search of answers-using every resource at his disposal to figure out what's going on and trying to regain his freedom.
While Magnus sits in prison, a string of bizarre murders is shaking the city of Chicago to its core. A hooded figure with a sadistic streak is leaving a trail of blood in his wake-the only clue, a mysterious symbol left at each crime scene.
As the death toll continues to rise, the stakes become higher for Detective Joseph Warren, who has been tasked with bringing this cold-blooded killer to justice once and for all.
But when a chilling turn of events brings Magnus an unexpected visitor, his worst fears are realized-placing the lives of everyone he loves in grave danger.
A suspenseful, character-driven thriller in the vein of Stephen King and John Grisham, this action-packed introduction to the Emancerian Chronicles blends mystery, drama, and science fiction for a highly addictive literary roller coaster ride from beginning to end.