A girl is found, dead, with a dog wedged in her surgically enlarged throat, turning Detective Gill’s missing persons case into something much darker.
Drug addict, Vanessa, has been gone for weeks. Her baby girl too. Gill was already fearing the worst but until he saw that dead girl with the snake jaw, he thought there were lines that people just didn’t cross.
But surgeon Gerald Phalanx knows better. There are no limits to his obsession. No lines that he won’t step over. Even if his latest patient is flawed — horribly flawed — Dr Phalanx is certain he can fix nature’s mistakes. He knows he can transform her into his image of feminine perfection. Whether Vanessa likes it or not.