Actually, I'm a murder aficionado. You could even call me a homicide junkie.
Most people have rather benign, run-of-the-mill phobias such as a fear of spiders, heights, or public speaking. But what happens when fear becomes so consuming that it seizes control of a person's life?
Matt Curtis, a senior manager with a consulting company, is overwhelmed with self-doubt. His personal life is falling apart, and his job is like quicksand, threatening to swallow him at any moment. His ultimate fear, however, is being alone. And that fear has come to call on Curtis as a supernatural creature in the shape of a tall, slender man wearing an expensive black suit and answering to the name Lazarus Douleur. On a mission to terrorize Curtis, Douleur removes one woman after another from Curtis's life through a series of bizarre and brutal murders that leave police baffled and Curtis filled with grief, stricken with terror, and looking suspect.
Curtis must decide whether he will stand idly by and let Douleur systematically dismantle his life-and kill innocent women in the process-or muster the courage to wrestle his fear and use it to his advantage.