They call him the Creep. He’s savagely assaulted three victims, and Detectives Frank Vandegraf and Athena Pardo are working tirelessly to find him before he claims a fourth. Their search uncovers an exhausting trail of human misery: as one tragic individual puts it, sometimes life is just a different kind of dead. So when a journalist friend asks Frank to look into the accidental death of a tech executive, he only sees it as a needless distraction. He plans to give it a cursory inspection and return to the Creep. But, as disturbing discoveries unfold, Frank and Athena are reminded that nothing in the world of Personal Crimes is ever quite what it appears to be.