Zachary Payne Pendrake is an extremely wealthy psycho-sociopath whose means of entertainment is to listen in on 900 sex talk lines. When a date is made between members of the 900 group, Zachary shows up early and murders the woman in a particularly heinous manner. Follow Zachary through his life and find out why he is, what he is. And what generated the beginning of an incredible crime spree that spans 17 cities and more than a dozen states.
Meet Allison Dean. a photo-journalist whom via a twist of fate, and some covert behind the scenes parental manipulation, begins to photograph crime scenes for the Chicago Police Department. Allisons keen eye and relationship with the camera brings out detail in crime scenes that others simply cant amplify. She is able to disassociate herself from the victims she photographs until she shoots one of Zacharys crimes. This victim is different and not until she reads the obit file, does Allison realize that Denise Haver, the murdered woman, is her old high school friend Denise Park. Or as Allison called her, DeeCee .. The alternative lifestyle and the torture meted by Zachary leaves her virtually unrecognizable. The eyes of Denise Haver haunt and taunt Allison to find her killer.
Travel with Allison as she traverses the shadowy under belly of the 900 Secrets line and their underground lifestyles. Allison even sets herself up as bait for the demented killer.
Take a firm seat on the roller coaster ride, as murder after murder goes unconnected by not only varied states, but also by departments which are right across the hall from each other. Until at last the first domino falls. The tumbling clues come together creating a pulse pounding chain reaction climax. Who lives? Who goes on?