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Jack Gard and Catlyn Lyte become friends in high school. Although he cares for Catlyn, Jack refuses to get into a relationship with Catlyn, due to her age.
Then Catlyn is raped and her world is torn apart when Jack sides with his best friend. Devastated, Catlyn flees Newburgh, NY.
25 years later, someone is raping and killing young black females in Jack Gard, Chief of Detectives’ hometown. Working against an escalating killer, Jack requests help from a special division of the FBI.
Enter Supervisory Special Agent Catlyn Lyte. She has always done her job well but is wary of working with someone she doesn’t trust. Sparks fly between the two officials as Catlyn puts herself in the path of their quarry. Two ex-friends try to bury their differences to solve not only mystery of the Newburgh Slasher, but also the one that ruined their budding romance 25 years ago?