A mother and her son have been executed in their home and fingerprint matches show their attacker died twenty years ago. But how can dead serial killers return to haunt the present? The answers lie in the darkest shadows of The Dead Room. When CSI Darby McCormick is called to the crime scene, its one of the most gruesome shes ever seen. But the forensic evidence is even more disturbing- someone watched the murder unfold from woodland behind the house and the killer died in a shoot-out two decades earlier. The deeper Darby digs, the more horrors come to light. Her prime suspect is revealed as a serial killer on an enormous scale, with a past thats even more shocking than his crimes, thanks to a long-held secret that could rock Bostons law enforcement to its core. Is it possible to steal an identity? Or are dead men walking in Darbys footsteps? The line between the living and the dead has never been finer.