A serial killer is on the loose in 1800s New York City. Dr. Laszlo Kreizler is hired by the NYPD to create a psychological profile of the killer in hopes to find the suspect. Since it's the 1800s, detectives have little physical evidence to go on. Which makes the psychological profile all the more intriguing, examining the minds of psychopaths and what would cause them to commit such heinous acts of crime.
The descriptions of the murders can be a bit on the brutal side as the bodies are mutilated and dismembered. This book is good for fans of the Hannibal Lecter Series by Thomas Harris or the movie Seven (with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman).