How clean is your soul? Detective Neal Patterson is thrust into investigating a recent wave of suicides in the normally quiet Volusia County Florida. As Detective Patterson begins to peel back the layers of each new suicide he becomes aware of a pattern linking one dead with another. However, when the random suicide investigations turn into grisly murder, Detective Patterson is forced into the world of an unyielding killer with an unimaginable gift. The punishment the killer inflicts on his victims' bodies is nothing compared to the destruction he unleashes when he enters their souls. For Detective Patterson to put an end to the reign of terror in the small tourist town, he must be able to look deep within himself to avoid the killer's Heart of Madness.