Annie Lang, star of the TV police drama The Force, is a character known to millions. Men want to protect her; women warm to her too. But, in the real world, the actress with the innocent face harbours her own terrible secret. Why do those who get close to Annie have a habit of dying - suddenly and violently - in the still of the night? Two very different men dominated Annie's past. Both vanished eight years ago. Since that fateful night, ambition has driven Annie to the top. Now at the peak of her success, she has everything she has ever wanted except love - the one thing she would trade it all for. And then one day love begins to stalk her . . .