Is Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tracking his home city's first serial killer in over eighty years? A series of young women - all beautiful, all with long brown hair - have been stalked and abducted. Each victim is found with a brand on their body, a marking that reads 'U R Dead'. And some of their remains are from thirty years ago. When Logan Somerville is taken while on the phone to her fiance, Grace must find a lead, connect the cases and track down the killer before they can strike again . . .