"Hours became days and months passed by without so much as a lead. It was now September eighteenth and I had almost given up hope of ever finding Rain. Now here, on a dismal fall day, I held my breath as Wesley rolled the body onto its side and folded open the rug."
In Mimosa, Oklahoma, newly promoted Detective Darrian Drake has just landed on the front line of a child homicide investigation. Drake and her partner, Sam Evans, soon learn of the abduction and murder of another child, and realize that they are faced with the possibility of a serial killer. With a seed found in each victim's small hand as their only lead, Drake and Evans find themselves working with the FBI to search for the elusive killer.
Drake's personal life is also becoming complicated. Her attraction to Special Agent Hank Pembry is nearly impossible to deny, and the two become romantically involved. But as their relationship grows, so do the number of victims.
With the list of suspects dwindling, the detectives have to act fast. Will they be able to find the killer before he strikes again, or will the growing attraction between Drake and Pembry compromise the investigation?