Sociable, Georgia 10 years ago in winter: A young preacher and his wife and baby girl move to Sociable to restore an abandoned church but during a winter storm he chokes his wife and sacrifices his baby on the church alter before slitting his own throat.
Women are disappearing by twos and are found dead after being tortured for over a month in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. The seventh victim is male. Sociable, Georgia's own town playboy Scott Abernathy's body is found is crumpled at the foot of his bed with his neck broken.
Trinity Nichols, Sheriff finds his body (with the help of her dog Braden)locked in his bedroom in his apartment. None of his neighbors even suspected he was dead. Trinity calls in The SCU. Deacon James, Hollis Templeton and Reese DeMarco show up to help.
The only clue who the killer might be is a small silver cross found in Scott's mouth. That cross connects him to the 6 women missing/murdered in South Carolina.
When Hollis sees the cross she connects this killer to Samuel whose body was killed in Blood sins but his evil lives on as he possesses his followers and force them to kill and torture.
Samuel not only has disciples to do his bidding but he has a female apprentice doing her own killing to gather evil energy to bring Samuel back
Samuel's evil soul finally dies in this book even if he gets a new body. Ruth also meets her end