In the heart of a small town, Patrice Lorenzi leads a well-ordered life between traveling for work during the week and spending time with his family in the weekends. Nothing could ever stain this perfect picture or so this happy family thinks.
The day his child disappears, everything Patrice once believed in is shattered, and his life working as a prison warden is turned upside down. He knows, being in contact with evil all day long, what it is capable of; he can only fear the worst for his son.
A promise and strange proposal from a stranger will lead Patrice into a nightmare dictated by hatred and driven by revenge. The countdown to his fate, now set for eight weeks, will leave him with only enough time to achieve a single goal: becoming an assassin.
This particularly dark novel recounts the fall of a man as he struggles with the loss of his family and the consequences that follow once he takes justice into his own hands.