College lecturer Simon Fawcett is seemingly witty, handsome, and irresistible to men and women alike; but underneath his charming and seductive demeanour is a cold and manipulative man with a terrible secret. When Simon begins pursuing student Penny Dane - despite his ongoing, intense romance with a married woman - he is caught in a love triangle that threatens to expose both his romantic misdeeds and his dark past. The trap is set; and the only way out leads towards blackmail . . . and murder.