Death is reporter Jack McEvoys beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to writeand the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldnt crack. The killers calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoys own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.