Innocent people are being slaughtered with an obscure medieval weapon in and around the fictitious town of Clover Valley, which is located about 45 minutes south of Seattle, Washington. Initially, the killings appear random with no apparent motive. Suspects emerge but are soon written off as Detectives Philip Gaines and Brad Watson work through a maze of intrigue to find the perpetrators of the crimes and uncover their motives. Things are not always as they appear. The reason behind the bloodshed will shock you.