A therapist at the women’s psych ward at Rikers Island, P.J. Lafferty is passionate about her job. But after an inmate is murdered and the blame falls on P.J., she struggles to pick up the pieces of a shattered career. Then come disturbing developments regarding the murder that implicate the victim’s estranged and sadistic husband, and make P.J. fear she may be a pawn in a deadly cat-and-mouse game. As the razor-sharp pieces of this deadly puzzle fall into place, so do those of P.J.’s own troubling past. The harder these dark forces push against her, the more P.J. realizes that only she can stop a ruthless madman dead in his tracks. And her time is running out.