The generictheme addresses the public's fascination with violent criminals by providing aninsider's view of their warped psyches and brutal conduct. Unlike StanleyKubrick's adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange which took place in a futuristic society inEngland, this story is focused in present day New York. It raises many thoughtprovoking questions about exterminating evil in modern society and defines theparameters of what society will formally do to protect itself. It authorizes anexperimental behavior control project on twenty-five of the most violentprisoners at Sing Sing Prison which is designed to eliminate their aggressivebehavior with the implanting of a programmablemicrochip.(Similar devices are currently being used to monitor animalbehavior.)A predominant parallel theme in the book is a lovestory about a nurse employed in the project and a paroled journalist tryingdesperately to regain his redemption through his commitment to AA. Violentprisoners often breed violent enemies. Several have old scores to settle withtwo of the most despised participants. As the mystery unfolds, against abackground of love, betrayal, violence fear and rage, the reader willeventually discover the ingeniousmethod employed to taste the sweetness ofrevenge.