Radio station KSIN in La Barca plays music to make love to. Or die by. The sultry sounds go out over the balmy California night, laced with subliminal messages that lured young women to deaths more grisly than anything the police have ever seen. And the smiles frozen on the victim's faces became nightmares haunting their dreams . . . Homicide detectives Leo Franks and Lani Prejean have broken nearly every rule in the book hunting down the prolific killer . . . and they may be getting closer. But as the death toll mounts, the two burnt-out cops realize something even more chilling: this madman who flays his victims alive--and worse--may be more than one man . . .