Detective Allen Franks and his partner Debbie McMasters thought they've seen it all. With a rash of serial killings involving Evans City University coeds murdered in ritualistic fashion what more lies in store? Enter Cassandra Radcliffe, an anthropology major and practicing witch. With the aid of her coven Cassandra tries to scry for the killer's identity. The sexual rite, the Philosopher's Ring, is desperate in nature shocking the campus police as well as the two cops. But Cassandra is adamant she can help. Debbie thinks she's a fraud but Allen has other ideas. But as the body count rises is Detective Franks' association with Cassandra still professional--or is it turning into something more? Amid all this distraction the serial killer ups the ante. Can Franks and McMasters uncover who's behind it all or will they have to rename Evans City University to Arcanum Academia?