Thrilling and terrifying, this tale of psychological suspense centres around Mort Rainey, a successful writer who is shocked when he finds out about his wife's extramarital affair, to the extent that he has a nervous breakdown.
In order to escape the pain and ignominy of a rather unfriendly divorce from his wife of ten years, Amy, he moves to a secluded cabin. Alone and bitter in his cabin, he continues to work on his writing, when a stranger named John Shooter shows up on his doorstep, claiming Rainey's success and fame were all from stolen material, laying on him the accusation of plagiarism.
Mort says he can prove the story belongs to him and not Shooter, but while Mort digs around for the magazine which published the story in question years ago, things begin to happen around Shooter. Mort's dog dies, people begin to die, and his divorce proceedings with Amy continue to get uglier. It seems that Shooter has Mort over a barrel, but perhaps Mort has his own ideas on how to resolve all the problems that plague him lately. What is the true identity of John Shooter? Is Mort's life in danger or is he the threat?
Did you know?
When Johnny Depp's character drops the hat on his desk, a copy of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Rum Diary" is visible on the table. Depp played in the motion picture version of the book, The Rum Diary (2011) 7 years later. Read More