All DC police sergeant Mike Wesley wants to do is coast through his last year before retiring, but when he is assigned a 21-year-old female rookie to "mentor," she turns their first murder case into a serial killer scenario that covers 20 years and scores of Satanic-type murders. When his partner targets a local businessman as a suspect, Wesley is caught between his quest for the truth and his captain's orders to squelch the investigation. As they shadow the suspect, Wesley discovers an even greater scope to the murders than his partner had imagined. When he bypasses his captain and goes to the FBI, Wesley discovers the impact of high-level politics on law enforcement, the pervasiveness of Satanic cult behavior, and uncovers the shocking truth behind "the crime of the century." Will you believe what the story suggests a crime so staggering as to defy belief, or is this just another clever horror story? There's only one way to find out.