One after another, they appear by the sides of suburban roads and freeways - the naked, strangled bodies of women who have been raped, tortured and left for dead.
Police begin to suspect that their target is a rogue operator who has emerged from their own ranks. And then, all hell breaks loose in Los Angeles.
An arrest in the strangling murders of two co-eds across state lines finally leads to a break in the case, but the suspect is someone the investigators could have ever expected.
None of them are prepared for the dark journey through the mazes of the human mind it will take to unlock the door to justice.
From the author of the bestselling "Gone: Catastrophe in Paradise", "A City Owned" is the true story of the worst case of serial sex homicide in American history.