Dr. Edward Pierce is stunned when he perceives Donna Forrest to be his dead wife incarnate; in his delusion, she has returned from the grave not out of vengeance but because of her great love for hima]even though he had caused her demise. In reality, the two look nothing alike, but the premonition brings to surface a narcissistic personality disorder and a series of horrific murders unfolds. Ironically, Dr. Robert Forrest, whom Pierce believes had an illicit affair with his estranged wife while a patient under his care, is called upon by the LAPD to build a psychological profile of the killer. Pierceas methodical plans for vengeance are set into motion. He will destroy his nemesis and win back the love of his wife.