New York is under the gripping threat of a masked madman killing beautiful women with no end in sight. As bloody, naked bodies are turning up everywhere, 'The Slasher' holds the city in his tightened grip. Two hard-boiled cops who've seen it all remain hot on the trail of the maniac, but the meddling of the press and the evil genius of their prey keeps them one step behind.
When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong.
Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose.