FBI agent Bernadette "Cat" Saint Claire has moved around the country for her job, thinking that her bosses are uncomfortable with the fact that she can read a killer's thoughts by holding something that they touched. Now recently settled in St Paul, Cat is working on a case where the murderer cuts off one of the victim's hands and separates it from the body. It appears that the killer is a vigilante who has his own brand of justice. Will Cat correctly be able to "read" the clues she gets in order to capture him? Persons writes a thriller similar to Jodi Compton.