On a dark summer's night, in the middle of Washington D.C., Martin Avery is brutally attacked by a vicious killer. Now, with Avery hospitalized, his partner Trent Winston, must seek vengeance. His scheme is outlandish, insane, and highly illegal. Could it actually work? Or will Winston become a victim of his own plan to fight fire with fire? Shannon Kingsley has only ever been afraid of tangible threats. When a killer begins to stalk members of her family's social circle, she starts finding herself scared of what might be lurking around the next corner. The young, handsome friend of the detective working the case could be a welcome distraction. Although, as time goes by, Miss Kingsley starts to find out that neither the charming man in her arms nor the brooding private detective are truly what they seem.