As Ellery Winters watches her mother's casket lower into the ground, a stranger implies that murder, rather than a heart attack, may have been the cause of death. In Ellery's search for the truth, everyone is suspect, including her employer, U.S. Senator Abraham Lincoln Jones, a vice presidential hopeful who seems too good to be true.
Two decades ago, Luke Madigan witnessed a hooker gruesomely mutilating her client and has had nightmares of the event ever since. For several years the psychotic killer, known as "The Eye Doctor", left a trail of victims, but not enough clues to find her. When it appears that she has struck again, Luke determines to put an end to his nightmares, even if it means walking right into the Doctor's waiting room.
Though they don't yet realize it, Ellery and Luke have a common goal. Their coming together is fueled by lies and distrust, but seduction and lust ignite the fire that binds them.