In the quiet coastal town of Montauk, Long Island, a sadistic killer is stalking his prey, waiting for the right moment to unleash his fury.
When a young woman and her young son are found brutally murdered - skinned alive in a frenzied attack - Sheriff Mike Hauser knows he's out of his depth. There's no evidence, no clues and no motive, and Hauser needs someone who has dealt with this level of brutality before.
FBI consultant Jake Cole has a unique ability - to recognize killers' artistic signatures at crime scenes. Called into help with Hauser's investigation, Jake enters the twisted mind of a serial killer. But when he recognizes the killer's signature as the one left on his own mother, brutally murdered thirty years before, the case becomes personal.
In a race against time, Jake knows he must find the killer before the `bloodman' finds him...