When two of Chicago's most prominent citizens are questioned about the murder of their business partner, they are shocked to discover the number-one suspect is an individual the three of them killed. How could this happen? Are they in any danger? Obviously Lieutenant Kyle has made an incredible mistake.

Meanwhile in Hilltop, Washington, Michelle Friday has fallen in love with Vito Verde, the community's most eligible bachelor. He is a successful stockbroker; trusted, respected and admired by all for his generosity.

In other states Vito uses the alias Ed Spencer. Police and underworld figures alike recognize that name as a stone-cold monster; a phantom, a chameleon who kills without anger or remorse.

Vito, who had come to accept Ed Spencer as his true persona, is torn between an ideal life with the beautiful Michelle or risking it all for revenge in Chicago…