Police Captain Hazel Cowan has only been on the job for a year in Jackson, Michigan, when her leadership skills are put to the test. As she enters a crime scene with her chief detective, Cowan sees a corpse sliced into neat bundles and stacked on the kitchen table. Worse yet, there are rows of empty cages in the basement except for the one that holds an emaciated boy who is barely alive.
Confronted with a crime Jackson has never seen, Cowan holds vigil at little John Doe’s bedside while her team identifies the victim. Torn between her love for the boy and the murders surrounding him, Cowan must prove his innocence or doom him to a life of entrapment. Unfortunately Jackson’s elite are the only ones who hold the answers that will solve the case, and they aren’t talking. In a battle of life and death, sometimes it is not easy to see what is right and wrong. It all comes down to a little boy who can’t remember a life outside his cage.
In this spine-chilling tale, a new police captain is faced with saving an innocent life after she becomes immersed in a complex murder case that leads her down a horrifying path.