Former rock star and nightclub owner Johnny Boz, was found murdered in his own house. He was found in his bed, brutally stabbed with knife of ice. Nick Curran takes on the investigation of this case. The main suspect becomes the writer Catherine Trammel, a lover of Bose. Everything points to this woman, because the killing of Bose had done exactly the same as described in one of her books. Soon, the investigation connects and police psychiatrist Beth Garner, a former friend of nick's. Meanwhile, Catherine begins to weave a network of intrigues around the detective, allowing him to return to his old vices like alcohol and drugs. Between the writer and Nick begins a passionate affair, but in fact continue to be killed.