Detective Brad Mason of the Washington County Police Department has been given a new homicide case, but with a twist. No one has been murdered. At least not yet. Fr. Gene Smolinski with the order of friars at Holy Hill Monastery has vanished and Mason's job is to find him quickly to calm the media storm. When evidence leads to the city of Milwaukee, he is partnered with Alan Leif of the Milwaukee Criminal Investigation Bureau. With his help, Mason uncovers a surprising connection between Smolinski and a heroin cartel operating in the area. And he must find the missing monk before the FBI takes his case away. Something he refuses to let happen.