Detective Michael Patton of the LAPD has been targeted by a serial killer named the Chemist. He does not know why. Two girls are already dead, and a third has only 24 hours to live. For Detective Patton this is a game he has to win
In the peaceful, rural village of Willow Grove the body of local priest, Father Robert Beasley, is discovered in a lake. Detective Inspector Jackson White is assigned to the case. As his investigation progresses, it becomes clear that all is not as it first seems in the village; several residents, hiding dark secrets, emerge as suspects, all of whom have a motive for wanting to permanently silence their priest.