Narrator Dara Brown's performance has the snap of a mousetrap, which is where quiet schoolteacher Sally Dillman finds herself. After being diagnosed with leukemia, and facing a terrible decline, Sally decides to hire an unknown assassin to kill her before her illness leaves her an invalid. But too late she receives confirmation that her initial diagnosis was wrong, and now it's up to her and New York City Detective Frank Gonzalez to escape the deadly trap she has laid for herself. Brown allows breathing room in her narration to let the romance between Sally and Frank bloom organically amidst their attempts to thwart the relentless assassin who will not rest until he has fulfilled his contract to murder Sally.
A small-town girl flees from the assassin she hired to kill her when the doctor in her small hometown tells Sally Dillman that she has six months to live, the quiet young schoolteacher sells her house and moves to New York City. She comes not to see the sights, not for one last thrill, but to die as quickly as possible. Savings in hand, she pays a mobster $3,000 to put a contract out on her life. She wants to be killed before leukemia saps her strength, and she wants it to be a surprise. Only later does she learn of her terrible mistake. As the date of her appointed death draws closer, Sally feels none of the effects of her disease. A visit to the hospital confirms that the first diagnosis was wrong. She is no longer in danger from leukemia, but it is too late to stop the assassin. No longer prepared to die, Sally must fight to escape the deadly trap she laid for herself.
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