A young woman, Rhonda, makes the fatal mistake of inviting the attractive man she just met at a local dance
with her to her apartment. The young woman was a friend of Levon’s. She helped him get
death of his wife but
they had both moved on and Levon had not seen her in a while. He feels
guilty for not
having been there for her.
As Joe and Levon enter the crime scene a novice reporter, Danni, overhears a conversation between the two
and puts Joe’s comments in her story. As a result, the killer becomes obsessed with Joe and begins
calling him. His
first call is to tell Joe about a second killing.
Levon’s guilt and Joe’s increasing uneasiness with the calls hinders their investigation and puts them at odds
other. Their investigation takes a more positive turn when a girlfriend of the murdered woman
identifies the name of the
club she frequented. They decide to check out the club. Joe brings the novice
reporter and Levon brings Rhonda’s
girlfriend, Sue Ellen. As Joe and Danni stand at the bar, the killer casually
walks up to Joe and makes a comment. Joe
answers and the killer walks away.
As the killer identifies more and more with Joe he threatens Danni after seeing her leave Joe’s apartment and
enters Joe’s apartment while he is not there and takes some of Joe’s clothing, leaving his carefully laid out
on Joe’s bed.
Joe has had enough and the next time the killer calls him, he threatens him and then hangs up on him. Later,
Beaumont goes to Joe’s apartment to talk to him. While she’s there, the killer calls again and says he is
going to kill
someone Joe needs. Joe realizes he is talking about his partner. Joe calls Levon’s home but there
is no answer
because Levon is with Sue Ellen.
While Joe and the Lieutenant rush to Levon’s home, Sue Ellen drops Levon off and they say goodbye. As
he is uneasy, but pushes the feeling aside until he sees his phone is off the hook. Gun in hand,
he begins to carefully
search his home but the killer attacks him from behind. Joe and the Lieutenant arrive
enter Levon’s home. The
Lieutenant moves carefully but is also attacked from behind by the killer. Joe
entered through the back and is also
searching. He sees Levon lying on the floor and checks to see that
okay. As he finds the Lieutenant, the killer,
using one of Levon’s rifles, grabs Joe from behind and pulls
against his neck. Joe struggles but, as he begins
to lose consciousness, a shot rings out and the killer
his hold and falls to the floor. After checking to be sure
the killer is no longer a threat, Joe returns to
finds him sitting up, gun in hand. Joe assures Levon the
Lieutenant is okay and the killer is dead.