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When evidence linked to sadistic murders shows up in geocache holds, a detective must play the killer's deadly game to catch him.
When evidence linked to sadistic murders shows up in geocache holds, a detective must play the killer's deadly game to catch him.
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Geocaching is modern day treasure hunting, but instead of a pirate map, players rely on a GPS monitor or cell phone to guide them to the "cache."  As of 2013 there were over 2 million caches in the world.  They are in the cities and forests, even under the ocean.  Chances are there is probably a cache near you right now.  Items placed in the cache vary, ranging from little value to jewelry, travel vouchers, and even cash. 

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Our story begins with a young couple traversing through the forest, cellphones in hand.   We ultimately learn what they are searching for: a hard-to-reach cache, dangling precariously on a ledge abutting a cliff face.  When they manage to recover the cache, instead of treasure, they uncover something far more gruesome: a rotting forearm, fingernails polished bright pink. And that's only the beginning. 

As evidence linked to a sadistic string of murders begins to show up in geocache holds throughout the forest, a detective's only shot at catching the killer, is to play in his chilling game.

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