Three years after the murder of her brother Scott, Erica Reed is still haunted by the escape of his killer, especially now that her Director, Madison Davies, is officially calling it a cold case and refusing to let Erica look into it any more. Instead, Erica and her partner John McCoy are given the mysterious hanging murder of a man whose fingerprints have been removed. Someone wanted him to suffer, but why? Who was he? And why is the crimescene making Erica's powers spiral out of control?