An anonymous, threatening telephone call demanding information or face the consequence, is not the way Theo Stern likes to start his day. And, worse, the caller refuses to specify the information required, saying only that all would be revealed in time. Stern must decide; is the threat genuine or just a crank getting off on anonymous calls?
The question is answered for him when Annie, the love of his life, is abducted and more calls are received, each taunting, the demands specific. The truth now dawns and Stern is faced with an impossible choice; refuse to hand over the information and Annie dies, succumb to the demands and the fate of his faithful assistant, Cherry Hooker, is sealed