‘If God is too indifferent, or too non-existent to take care of His creation, then clearly it’s up to Me.’
Morgen Tanjenz is a lawyer with an overactive sense of justice. His mission in life is to reward the virtuous, punish the ignorant and avenge those who won’t avenge themselves. His favourite pastime is ‘life sculpture’ — anonymously intervening in the lives of strangers to change their destiny in ways he thinks they deserve.
But Morgen isn’t the only one changing lives in the city. A serial killer is on the prowl and taunting the police in letters to the local rag. But, as the body count rises, Detective Sergeant Blacksnake Fowler can hardly focus on the job with so many distractions: his boss hates him, his deputy is trying to undermine him and the woman he loves is having an affair.