Would you kill to write a best seller? Well, Adrian Slater says that he's prepared to do just that - and announces the fact in a creative writing class. Lecturer Dudley Grose is convinced that Slater is a psychopath and means what he says. But the Dean of the university doesn't believe him, and neither do the cops. But when a student on the course vanishes and her bathroom is awash with blood, the police wonder if Slater has actually carried out his threat...and if the book he's writing contains the evidence that will put him away.