I’m the prospector, she’s the cook. ... She’s my true love. There’s no one I trust more with music, or life. And she’s got great rhythm, and finds melodies that are so intriguing and strange. Most of the significant changes I went through musically and as a person began when we met. She’s the person by which I measure all others. She’s who you want with you in a foxhole. — Tom Waits
The meticulously dismembered body of a woman is discovered in the grounds of an abandoned monastery. Despite the deep cynicism of Detective Claudel who head the investigation, Dr Temperance Brennan, Director of Forensic Antrhopology for the province of Quebec is convinced that a serial killer is at work.