As a scantily dressed nurse goes to answer the phone a huge hairy hand reaches out and grabs her by the throat. The following morning she is found strangled having been brutally sexually assaulted. The telephone murders have begun. One after another young girls throughout the city meet the same stranger and the same fate. They all have two things in common, they live alone and they are clients of Dr. Lindsay Gale. Somebody has decided it is quicker to kill than cure.