Wichita Falls rookie homicide detective Horace Brown is brand new on the job. His partner, “Big” Bill Baughman has been at it for thirty years and seen it all. Until today. What the two of them find inside a lavish home in the exclusive Painted Hills section of town changes everything. Together, they will hunt a killer, the likes of which has never been seen. However, in order to find him, they must first answer the question, “Is the killer human?” In a remote region of the Canadian wilderness, they’ll confront the startling reality. At Manitou Lake.