"As a family clinic administrator, Michele Layton has seen her share of suffering. But nothing like this. Not here in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A local activist has been found murdered, his body frozen like a statue and placed in a Winter Carnival ice sculpture display. Next a vicious hate crime puts a man in the ICU. And locked away in the Holy Rest mental ward, a deranged man of the cloth prays for more sinners to be punished--and waits for a sign from above. Could Michele become the next pawn in a madman's chess game of life and death?"--Back cover.