Ann Rule is an ex-cop working the suicide hotlines in Seattle. To make ends meet, she indulges in another obsession - writing true crime stories. She has a daughter, a fulfilling life and a good friend in a man named Ted Bundy (Billy Campbell), a handsome and intelligent charmer who's just been accepted into law school in Utah. What's captivating Ann's attention now is a string of brutal murders - missing women cases that have stretched from Utah to Seattle. It's being called the most intriguing unsolved series of crimes since Jack the Ripper. Thanks to her efficiency in following the case, Ann has been offered the biggest chance of her career to turn the articles into a book. But the more closely she looks at the clues, the more clearly she sees that it is her friend Ted. The dreadful and unavoidable truth is staring her in the face.