Channel Three News is out to keep its ratings up. When a bestial killer starts sending in little packages of his victims' gruesome remains, it is the shot in the arm the news team needs. They play the story to the hilt, with grisly death in living color. But for the show's producer, ex-star anchorman Tim Bishop, this newsman's dream is a private nightmare. Once before, a story on a maniac murderer had backfired on him, leaving his wife slain and his life in shreds. Now Bishop has a new life, a new love, and the old feeling that unspeakable evil is zooming in for a rapid replay.