Paul Farrington, a veteran fixer for a shady corporation, finds himself targeted for elimination just as he is trying to finance his daughter's Ivy League education. How far will he go to provide for his family and keep them safe? Detectives Frank Mallory and Alberto “Gunner” Gennaro are forced to play catch up with a killer who may or may not be a demon and who leaves a trail of Dantesque murders, each one occurring further south in Manhattan and deeper into his version of The Inferno. How can these situations be connected? How long can the detectives stick to strict police procedural facts when confronted with increasingly bizarre events, especially once they begin invading Mallory's private life? And how does he find a balance between his rejection of the case's alleged demonic elements and his strong desire to believe his dying father's visions of long dead relatives beckoning him to heaven? When must a detective reconsider what exists outside man's law?