Lt Jack Stryker is an obsessive man, an odd ball, and (occasionally) a genius. He’s sent to find out who killed a professor who everyone at his university wished would drop dead.
His prime suspect is a handsome young instructor who promptly disappears, trailing clouds of suspicion. His prime problem is Kate Trevorne, who he’s met before. She’s deeply involved with the missing man, and knows far too much for her own good.
The murderous attacks continue. The city and the campus panic. Stryker is trapped in a maze of conflicting motives, emotions and clues. And at the center of the maze waits – a monster.