What should have been a casual summer day at Lake Sammamish State Park soon became a nationwide manhunt, inducing mass hysteria.
It's the year of 1974 in Seattle, Washington. Young women are vanishing in the city and its surrounds at an alarming rate, and they all bear a striking resemblance to one another. Panic seeps into the community and women fear leaving their homes alone. Pretty coeds are being snatched, but it's seemingly impossible to understand why and how.
It's assumed that only one killer is at work until the bodies of young decapitated males start appearing in ravines and wild bushland, with their hands and feet dismembered. A reign of terror has seized the Pacific Northwest, but those responsible for the gruesome crimes are the least likely suspects - nobody is on their trail.
It's hard to fathom that two killers are hunting on the same grounds, and almost inconceivable that they're soon to strike up a relationship. Maris Caldwell is a vivacious 23-year-old woman, an heiress to the Caldwell Hotels dynasty, with the world at her fingertips. An exquisite beauty with intelligence and magnetism, on the surface Maris is the perfect daughter with a bright future as a doctor. She ought to fear for her life, but the violence seems so far away from her manse in Bellevue.
Her world rapidly begins to unravel when her closest friend Carol disappears, along with another pretty, young blonde, leaving behind her car and a plethora of unanswered questions. All the police have to go on is a physical description that could mirror half of Seattle's population, and a name: Ted.