Ellen Ryder, a secretary, employed by the City of Philadelphia, was brutally murdered outside her home. Detectives Daniel Kane and Karl Becker are assigned the case. There are no witnesses. This begins the most horrific case the two detectives and the City of Philadelphia have ever seen. Detective Daniel Kane meets Susan Shaffer, a student working towards her Ph.D., who helps Daniel and awakens buried feelings of longing and love. A second murder is committed with the same M.O. Detectives Kane and Becker begin to share their worst fear --- a cold-blooded serial killer.
Bernard Kreizman served in the US Air Force as an Air Policeman and was employed by the City of Philadelphia as an investigator. In 1977, he moved to the North Country with his family to live in the Adirondack State Park. He now resides in the Town of Nicholville, NY.