Within serial arsonist Paul Pausner hides a place of bright flame mired in smoky darkness. It is a place of two minds, interchangeable at the striking of a match. Jealousy, rage and delusion grow behind the mask of a nervous little man, kindling more dangerous with each victim burned alive. How many hundreds have burned? How many innocents roasted all because of this man’s insecurities? How many women have spurned meek Paul to die in hellish agony?
Prison psychiatrists have come and gone, but only Tony Wong has withstood the heat. Hundreds of murders may go unsolved if he doesn’t crack his patient’s secrets, but hundreds more will burn if he succeeds.