The Unseen is the story of the little man, the insignificant being living in anonymity in the urban landscape but who strikes back and plans and commits the perfect murder. Fate determines that he does not go unpunished for his crime but the police and society are not the avenging authority. This manifests itself as a result of his characteristic of invisibility, as the unseen. His victim is his wife who combines beauty with a pathological hatred of most of mankind, and of her husband in particular. It is for the reader to determine whether his actions are in any way justified.