Herman Girtler grew up with an abusive, alcoholic foster father, which molded him into the man he is, living in present-day New York City. He has extreme obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and its only a matter of time before he snaps. Finally, Herman strangles someone to death, and he becomes the target of a citywide manhunt. On his tail are partners Cornelius Corny Prince and Kristina Del DelVecchio. They strive to bring their A-game to every investigation, yet they have issues of their own. Corny is still fighting to forgive himself for the untimely, accidental death of his wife. Del was once an Olympic hopeful, now kept at home by a severely ailing mother. Herman takes his killing too far when he murders a cop. Now, this serial killer has become law enforcements most wanted. The investigation moves from New York to New Jerseyfrom present to painful past. Herman will not stop killing until hes caught, but Cornys investigation is now personaland if he has to, hell take this sociopath out single-handedly.