SARAH ARDEN is a forensic technician with a special talent and a medical abnormality. She can profile a person’s passions from a fingerprint, yet due to disease has no classifiable fingerprints of her own.
On a cold winter night, Sarah is called to Melbourne’s Williamstown Beach where a young woman has been murdered. When Sarah attempts to print the girl, she notices that the fingerprints have been removed. Sarah not only identifies the girl but discovers that beneath the facade of the young woman’s life as an environmental activist and anthropology student lies a web of ritual, secret protest groups, and a fractured family determined to destroy each other at any cost.
In a city of transition, where progress takes precedent over history, rivers mysteriously flow backwards and forgotten citizens turn to the superstitions of the past, Sarah discovers she is facing an evil that has broken the most sacred law of nature.