Is Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tracking his home's first serial killer in more than 80 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 30 years ago. When Logan Somerville is taken while on the phone to her fianc , Grace must find a lead, connect the cases and track down the killer before they can strike again.