LUXURY ESTATE, SHOW HORSES AND TERROR! Jane Husted eagerly accepts a job as a show-rider and trainer at the luxurious Springhill Estate of developer Elliot Whitbeck in the suburbs south of Boston. Springhill is devoted to the breeding of Trakehners and the art of Dressage, and Jane looks forward to stepping out of her hardscrabble life on public assistance and into the rarified milieu of bluebloods--horses and people. She does not expect a quagmire of suspense, murder and psychotic terror. Stepping into the fast lane brings many jolting surprises; among them Brian Canaday, son of the powerful head of Canaday International, and a specter of her poverty-ridden past. Jane struggles to disguise her appearance, re-invent her background and duck Brian at every turn, lest she jog old memories; memories that would be great fodder for the back-stabbing elite of Springhill. As Jane experiences success in the show ring, her emerging "sixth sense" begins to detect the presence of an invisible adversary; an enemy who has more on the mind than just racking up more points, blue ribbons and silver bowls than she does. The estate's enormous, four-wing, multi-level barn becomes a deadly mine field as the cunning predator seeks to terrorize and destroy Jane, becoming bolder with each new "accident." When the situation threatens to overwhelm her, Jane is assisted by her long time friend Madeline Fanning, a clinical and forensic Psychologist on staff at a large Boston hospital. Madeline tells Jane that in her professional opinion the shadowy predator is a full blown criminal psychopath.