The dentist was sitting bolt upright, mouth opened wide. Stone-cold dead. There was no lack of suspects - the brutalized wife, the pretty sexually abused dental assistant, an ex-con who was a very intimate friend of the widow. Homicide detective J.P. Beaumont knew he was closing in on his prey. But when a new piece of evidence surfaced, detective Beaumont discovered the true meaning of evil - and decided that justice would best be served if the killer went free.