Sometimes, desire is the deadliest terror of all. Like a phantom lover, it grabs you by the heart, a merciless obsession. Seductive. Insistent. Inescapable... For Elliot Collins, such a desire has a name: Niki. His dead father's mistress. A beautiful, fading image in a blac-and-whit photograph, she lives in Elliot's wildest dreams--and most horrifying nightmares. Dangerously erotic, she is calling to him, luring him to a fate beyond his control. Beyond his imagination. Beyond his own death.