Someone is killing women in Maine’s largest city of Portland. They are killed in the dead of night, innocent and random. A sniper whose lethal aim has the city wondering who is next. Detective Jack Chamberlain, direct descendant of Civil War hero and former Maine governor Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, is the detective in charge of catching and bringing justice down on the threat to his city. With the help of his partner, the brash Claire Sanchez, they begin to gather the meager clues left behind.
But the sniper is watching and purposely leading the detectives down the path he has designed. Like a hustler’s game of three card monte on the streets of New York City, the sniper leaves a trail of misdirection. But Chamberlain has his doubts and so a game of wits ensues as murder rages through the quaint port city.