Frank Black’s private and professional lives clash when his sister-in-law is abducted by a convicted sex offender at her child's baptism. Although Bletcher orders him to stay out of the investigation because he is too close to the case, he cannot help but become involved. However, even his extraordinary abilities might not be enough to find his brother’s wife.
When human ashes are found in a local park, Frank Black joins an investigation that leads to a cult that kills its unwilling members. When Frank gets closer to the cult leader he sees the force that may be influencing the killers he seeks.