The first body was a shock to everyone. Ivy League students went missing, sure, but on their own, and they showed back up a few days later, hungover and a little the worse for wear. They did not show up even before anyone knew they were missing, on their parents’ doorstep 1500 miles from the school, with their throat cut so far back you could see the anterior aspect of the spinal column. Detective Marla Kitterson swallowed as the CSI techs stood back to allow the coroner’s van to gather up the body of Stephen Jonah Boyd III. His parents were on their way back from Italy, and the housekeeper was under sedation.