CBI is forced to work with two Davis police officers to solve a double homicide involving a star witness in a drug trial. However, CBI soon suspects that the officers may have a connection to the other victim in the case.
A young football talent in a small town is found dead, apparently killed in a black magic sacrifice ritual, and the center of the investigation becomes a self-proclaimed Wicca whose cat was allegedly tortured and killed by the victim.
Car salesman Carl Resnick brings CBI the body of Mary Beth Hendricks (27), thinking it's a 'sack of potatoes': resulting from a masterly hypnotic suggestion. But was the killing conform to his deep desire or staged by the hypnotizer? She left her sister Lindsay's employer, Model Life, to work for leading hypnotherapist Dr. Royston Daniel's 'Neurolinguistic Programming' firm. His assistant Carl Resnick confesses to the killing, but Lindsay disputes this claiming Royston was Mary's lover, which he denies. Then another hypnosis complicates and ultimately clarifies ...
A victim is discovered in a park deliberately disposed of in CBI jurisdiction with evidence that Red John is involved. The team learns there may be another victim, and suspects Red John is luring Jane.