From the grisly discovery of the first victim, the city of San Francisco is gripped by terror. Seductive, irresistible and deadly, the Spiderman entices and traps beautiful young women with lethal precision, never failing to leave his mark ? an ancient insignia, the Chi Rho, carved into the wrists of his prey. Beth Wells?s roommate was the killer?s fourth victim. Now Beth must deal not only with her mounting suspicions about the Spiderman?s identity but also with fear for her own safety after she receives a series of threatening letters. Lieutenant Jim Kearns heads the investigation into the killings. Increasingly obsessed by the case, Kearns grows more determined to bring down the Spiderman before he strikes again. After all, the Spiderman is just a man. A man who can be caught. A man capable of every wickedness.