A murder committed on paper, safely within the confines of a novel, is one thing. To see that same crime in the real world, is something else entirely. ., . Frank Fons is a very successful crime writer. His novels, famed for their visceral descriptions of violent death, have made him a household name., But now someone is copying his crimes. For Frank what once seemed a clever, intriguing plot twist, has suddenly become a terrifying, blood-spattered reality. In the novel, a redhead who was scared of water is drowned., In the mirror-image of the real world, she has become an ex-girlfriend chained and left to die at the bottom of the harbour. A corrupt police-officer tortured to death becomes a contact who dies with fear in his eyes. Someone is taking Franks' fiction and using it to destroy his life., The writer must become the detective. In fiction, the bad guy always gets caught, but in real life there is no such guarantee. Fear becomes real., The knife cut hurts like hell. Our narrator may not survive. No-one is promising you a happy ending., For Frank what had once been a game is now a matter of life and death.