Known around town as the creepy Scarecrow Man, Marty was desperate. Life had dealt him a losing hand. Never-ending and insurmountable challenges seemed to be his lot in life. He was broke. Unemployment benefits ended weeks ago. House in foreclosure. Mouths needed to be fed. His wife was on her deathbed. And he hadn't had good old fashioned sex for nearly two years. Newspaper images of a beautiful rich woman had captured his attention months ago. He had become fixated on her. Mesmerized. Obsessed. Jewels represented everything he was not. Good looking. Influential. Famous. Wealthy. Sexy. Adored by the public ... the list was painfully long. And for that, he hated her. To the rescue Butch, Marty's "alter ego." Money would solve all of his problems and he knew just how to get it: Jewels would be taken. Held hostage. Savagely restrained. Brutally gagged. Agonized at will. All for public viewing on TV. His magnificent bomb chair was the key. If the explosion didn't kill her, the assault rifle rigged to fire a bullet into the back of her skull would. There would be no hope of escape. Or rescue. The dead man switch anchored to his wrist was the guarantee. Her super cop husband would be powerless and forced to give in to every demand, or else helplessly watch Jewels endure his torturous wrath. Or will he? Marty and his alter ego could not amply prepare for the lawman's knack for solving tough hostage situations, often unconventionally. Nor could they comprehend the depth of his love for Jewels. Factors that may ultimately become a huge disadvantage. Yet orchestrating a flawless extraction of Jewels from the well thought out and deadly bomb chair won't be easy. Jewels' husband will have to outwit Marty-and Butch-to save her before the bomb explodes or her head is blown off. Such a feat may appear doable. But there's a bigger problem: Jewels' strong will and defiance. And her relentless pursuit to free herself. Jewels' disobedience to her captor and failed escape attempts rapidly escalate the danger to her, her husband, and the others assembled to help. Will Jewels survive the explosive intentions of this desperate family man driven to madness? And if she does, what will be the consequence of her freedom?