A psychological thriller with powerful themes of child abuse and religious fanaticism. An unhealthy family environment - a violent, religious fanatic father, a child victim of sexual abuse, a daughter considered a symbol of purity and perfection, and a desperate mother at the end of her endurance. More
Between 1990 - 1996, five murders occur in Corpus Christi, attributed to serial killer "The Needleman", brutal slayings of women, all strangled and with their eyelids bizarrely sewn shut with a needle and thread.Detective Thomas Curtis is brought in to re-investigate these unsolved murders. Curtis is a strange, driven man, still haunted by the loss of his own young brother years ago, when he fell victim to a serial killer in Los Angeles. This tragedy has stimulated in him a thirst for revenge - a deep, obsessive hatred and compulsion to bring to justice all serial killers. Now he is determined to track down The Needleman. What - and who - are the connections that will draw Thomas Curtis into a dark world of madness, and are things as they first appear?