He is the Closer - a remorseless executioner whose modus operandi is terrifying in its brutal simplicity. He captures his prey, tortures them until they confess their sins, and disposes of them as they deserve. His victims have only one thing in common: they are all serial killers. Accompanied by a hardened ex-prostitute who lost her closest friends to a twisted murderer, the Closer is closing in on his ultimate quarry: an ingenious psychopath known as the Patron who must be stopped.
A tall figure stands alone, waiting to be engulfed in flames. It is the Burning Man, the giant wooden centerpiece of Nevada's famous weeklong arts festival. Every year, thousands flock to the middle of the desert to push the limits of creativity and outrageousness. Dex Edden is not one of them. A computer programmer, Dex has come to the wild and wooly festival only to please his boss. Out of the blue, he will be a witness to murder.
The Closer is back. Jack Salter is still hunting killers, but his new quarry is unlike the others. The man who calls himself Remote wants the same thing Jack does, to make the world a better place by removing those who do evil - but Remote's methods are even more extreme. To catch him, Jack will have to seek an alliance with him - one that leads to a trap with no exit. Alone and unarmed, Jack must fight for his freedom in the bizarre lair of a monster whose relationship to pain is even stranger than Jack's.
Seit seine Familie einem brutalen Mord zum Opfer fiel, kennt Jack nur noch ein Ziel: Gerechtigkeit für alle, denen ein geliebter Mensch genommen wurde! Jack und seine Partnerin Nikki haben sich darauf spezialisiert, Killer aufzuspüren und sie zu einem Geständnis zu zwingen. Durch eins seiner Opfer erfährt er von einer geheimen Serienmörder-Community im Internet. So stößt er auch auf einen Killer, der sich The Patron nennt - und kein anderer ist als der Mörder seiner Familie!