Murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine set the stage for this slow-burn thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. While abroad on business, Sam Hendrix unknowingly smuggles a peculiar doll filled with heroin back into the States with him. Hot on his trail is a trio of criminals and con-men looking to get rich from the heroin. They soon trace the doll to Sam’s basement Greenwich Village apartment and his wife Susan, who was recently blinded in a car accident. When the three criminals attempt to infiltrate the apartment, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. Susan knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls, she finds the perfect way to turn the tables on her tormentors.
By Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher