Where do you draw the line between murder and torture?
A horrific murder has taken place in Southern California. Emily Waters, a local teacher, has been bound in duct tape – leaving only her eyes exposed – and crushed to death on the Eureka freeway. Who could have done this?
The San Francisco field office of the FBI sends two of their agents to investigate further. Special Agent John Salton is just as good at hiding dark secrets as he is at making himself appear as an ordinary, everyday person. He and his partner, Special Agent Ruby Tam set to explore the dark secrets of a town driven by sex and alcohol even as Ruby grows increasingly uncomfortable with her partner pushing his outlandish agenda that may see both of them dismissed…or killed.
However, when Salton’s eight year old autistic son is transferred to an experimental facility situated not too far from the scene of the latest bizarre murder, Ruby starts to wonder just how deep actually is the rabbit hole of her partner’s life? Suddenly the question as to who murdered Emily Waters becomes just as important as why won’t Salton visit his institutionalized son.