Niles Bergman was a wealthy tech executive by day, a diabolical serial killer by night. His victims were young women from Reno who saw ads that were too good to be true. Niles promised a well-paid job, a free apartment, and access to a glamorous life.
Amazingly, a few came and then paid the price, washing up dead in the San Francisco Bay.
One victim’s aunt asked Jack Beckett for help. She had been threatened by a mysterious voice on the phone who knew she had asked the police to investigate her niece’s death.
As Beckett tracked that down, he got closer to the murky world of Niles Bergman. Niles paid goons to do his dirty work, and he sent them to kidnap and kill Beckett.
But Beckett was not a man easily killed.
As Niles felt the heat, he made a fatal mistake. He carelessly revealed his dark side to a new girl. She escaped and set up a stunning battle in the coastal town of Mendocino. Trapped in a lodge in the woods, Beckett and FBI agent Riley O’Connor make a stand against Bergman and his gang of thugs. After a furious gunfight, only one man is left standing.