Nothing is as it seems in Cedar Point, Indiana. Three gang members appear to have died of natural causes. Then the medical examiner completes the autopsies and discovers the victims are missing their brains. When something strange rears its ugly head, the police turn to Chase Dagger. Aided by a partner who is a shapeshifter, unique high-tech toys, and a team of unusual cohorts, Dagger has a way of solving the most bizarre crimes. Although the case is intriguing, Dagger has something more important to deal with. It appears BettaTec, a shadow corporation he used to work for, has finally located him and they need his help. Refusing isn’t an option because BettaTec knows about Sara and her shapeshifting abilities. To keep his partner safe, he has no choice but to work with BettaTec again.