In Providence, a serial killer Atlanta is uncertain. Neither the local police nor the FBI progress in their investigation and yet people are dying again and again. Because the killer is always one step ahead the authorities, FBI agent Joe Merriweather chooses a unusual way, to stop the man who puts the population in fear: he turns to the paranormal gifted John Clancy.
Downright eerie supernatural powers are attributed to the retired Professor, and the FBI wants to use this for themselves. Clancy thus attaches itself on the heels of the killer. While the Prof successful agent Katherine Cowles is presented him to the side.