Working summary:"In the burning summer heat, Chicago is plagued with a string of gruesome murders. The corpses turn up mangled, their skins entirely stripped off. The cases are months apart, and the only thing the victims have in common is their ghastly demise. There are no leads, no hints, no trace of the killer left behind. And without a client, Cain Investigations is forced to sit on the sidelines.
When another body washes up along Lake Michigan, and Detectives McKinnley and Vargas are assigned the case. As they dig deeper, McKinnley starts to fear for her life. She hires Vere Cain and Cain Investigations to get to the bottom of these murders before she becomes the next victim."