Free-lance book editor, Kathleen O’Brien, approaches attorney August Mapes desperate for help. A mysterious writer is sending the editor murder stories that are connected to traumatic events in Kathleen’s past. Are the murders real or fevered fiction? What is the potential killer’s connection with Kathleen? August needs answers in order to get the NYPD to take on the case. As the stories pile up, August finds herself unable to resist becoming personally involved with the beautiful green-eyed redhead.