Los Angeles is in the grip of terror as two serial killers are dropping bodies throughout the city. One is killing in the name of justice; the other is killing in the name of obsession.
When the mutilated bodies of two young women are found murdered in the Hollywood Hills, with an inverted cross branded into their chest, Detective Addison Mowbray is convinced that the killer must be driven by a fascination with the occult.
With his lieutenant wary to pursue this line of investigation, only Addison’s violent-tempered partner, Jed Perkins, and Lilly Coniglio, a passionate medical examiner from the Coroner’s Department, will help the detective follow the leads, wherever they may take them.
While Addison and Jed navigate a murky, disturbing occult landscape in search of answers, another series of bloody murders plague the LAPD as a vigilante continues to leave a trail of victims, with plastic police badges left beside their bodies as a calling card.
Digging deeper into the brutal Hollywood Hills murders, the detectives uncover something even more terrifying than a killer hiding in the shadows as they discover an organization so vile and powerful that it changes their lives forever. Struggling with their own demons, these two flawed detectives find themselves as the only ones standing between this evil organization and a spectacular season of carnage in the City of Angels.
Set against a backdrop of urban bleakness and social inequality, Sons of Brutality combines deeply flawed protagonists with human monsters, integrating strong dialogue, violent action, and gripping suspense.