Marie French, a young graduate student works in a museum while finishing her doctoral thesis. She receives a shocking killer's confession letter in her work mail basket. The letter is dated March 29, 1941. Is it real? Is it a prank? Or is it a warning? Either way, there must be a link between an eighty-year old letter and Marie French. She has a secret of her own—her real identity that binds her to the Crozier diamond brokers, one of the richest clans in North America. The letter could very well be a start of a blackmailing scheme…but what if it’s something more; much, much more sinister than just a mundane extortion?
Frightened Marie contacts the police. An arrogant inspector, drunk on his recent promotion, tosses her report into someone's wastebasket. It’s how the troubled narcotics detective, Rob Ingram, is drawn into the dark myster. Rob’s partner, detective Lina Mills, believes that the letter is a hoax. However, when Marie receives a second letter, equally old and disturbing, and her colleague Benny is discovered in the marble fountain, impaled on one of the museum exhibits, the detectives are forced to look at the case
as something more than a college prank.