Danna Scanlon, a detective with the Special Crimes Task Force, is in the middle of the case of a lifetime.
For Seth Berman, he is that case...he just doesn't know it. And not knowing has become a way of life, because Seth is never alone, even when he's by himself. The scit-scit of spiders behind his eyes is a precursor to Zeus" slipping" in, shoving Seth to the back of his own brain for a little R & R. Zeus, always there when the Zyprexa can't buffer the outside world and it all becomes too much for Seth, has had to play the role of protector, without whom Seth might have never survived a brutal past. Now, Zeus sees his role as more of a safety valve, though the four other mental mates don't agree. Seth, unaware of the others, prays Zeus doesn't blow this job or screw things up with his girlfriend, Valerie.
To Zeus, the girlfriend is just one of many perks. That and prospecting for house guests.
It's just a hobby, he insists, but when Detective Scanlon gets caught up in the hunt for the worst serial killer in Bloomington's history, it's game on.
And she might just be ruthless enough to catch him.