The missing woman left her therapist with a pile of unpaid bills, but the therapist is less concerned about money than murder. The patient's affair with a playboy professor had gone sour, and her graduate studies came to a screeching halt.
Now, the therapist worries, Darla may be nursing an unhealthy grudge. Those instincts prove deadly accurate when Hayden shows up at a cocktail party with a gun in-hand. When Darla is later found dead in the ex-lover's office, Freddie is pulled into a maze of mind games with a killer.