In an industrial seaside town, random people begin to spontaneously combust for no reason. Suicide? Murder? Supernatural phenomenon? Soon, fiery letters start to appear on the city walls: MOLOCH. A young ambitious journalist and a brilliant psychiatrist investigate the mystery, running the risk of getting burned themselves.
When a man catches fire, dying in under a minute, an aspiring reporter sets out to investigate the mysterious combustion and crosses paths with a local psychiatrist.
Another victim: a mother burned to death in front of her child. Despite mutual distrust, Louise and Gabriel agree to cooperate. But Louise has reason to doubt Gabriel.
The deaths are now signed at each scene: MOLOCH. And the victims seem to be deliberately targeted. Gabriel witnesses a fiery killing, and Louise searches for leads.
Gabriel copes with his grief, and Louise is about to give up on her investigation, when Moloch summons her for a meeting.
The newspaper prints Louise’s story of Moloch’s claims that he is punishing the wicked. Then Moloch reveals his next murder and, in his grief, Gabriel has a revelation.