Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. For a while, temporarily idle Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy. But when mother and daughter meet at Tempe's place one night for dinner, they find a box on the back porch. Inside: a very fresh human eyeball. GPS coordinates etched into the eyeball lead to a Benedictine Monastery where an equally macabre discovery awaits ... Electrifying, heart-stopping and compulsive.