The second son of a renowned musician and doting mother, and the younger brother of a late-night TV star, Ig Perrish had a privileged life and expectations of a bright future with his childhood sweetheart, Merrin Williams. But his seemingly perfect life takes an unexpected and horribly dark turn when Merrin is brutally murdered and suspicion falls hard on Ig.
A year passes, but Ig is nowhere near over his grief or his rage -- feelings that come to a head in a lost evening of drinking and hate. When he awakes the next morning he discovers that he has undergone a surreal transformation, and is in possession of an incredible power. Everyone he encounters has the uncontrollable urge to tell him things about their innermost desires and intentions, and whenever Ig touches someone, he instantly knows their darkest secrets. It isn't long before he turns his terrible new abilities towards vengeance. Unfortunately, Ig is about to learn that when it comes to revenge, the devil is in the details...