After Paul Lucas murders and inherits the wealth of an elderly woman entrusted to his care, he is badly injured when a commercial airliner crashes into the Maryland countryside. Following extensive reconstructive surgery, he is unable to remember his past. Later, while on a Carribean cruise, Lucas falls in love and proposes to a spellbinding woman. But Paul Lucas' troubles are far from over. A retired police detective, hired by the murdered woman's brother is closing in on him. Meanwhile, the demented brother of a woman Lucas raped twenty years earlier has been released from prison. Having killed twice while in prison, the brother, Sean Dougherty, has grown to love the high he gets when he takes a human life. Vowing to revenge the rape and subsequent suicide of his twin sister, Sean Dougherty begins his violent campaign to restore honor to the Dougherty family name.
A native of Minnesota, the author is a graduate of Upper Iowa University. He and his spouse, Melba, divide their time between their residences in Front Royal, Virginia, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.