It's sunny California and everyone is grooving to Elton John, The Bee Gees, The Eagles, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. In the land of free love and messages of peace, A serial killer is preying on military men and other tough guys, drugging them, mutilating and torturing them, and then killing them. The murders are in double figures and the Sierra Vista sheriff's office, working with the FBI, call Virgil McLendon to come show them his weird system of "profiling" and of "reading crime scenes". As a large task force tried to find the killer, the killer taunts them.
Virgil pauses to solve another case as he works and then he and his team begin to develop a picture of the murderer. As they close in, tables are turned and the danger becomes personal. Just as a lion rips a lab's throat away, this killer (a lion) will play with his prey and wait for just the right second to bite down.
Can Virgil McLendon catch him in time? It'll be a race to the finish.