Thriller starring Pierce Brosnan as a crime writer whose theory on the perfect murder threatens to come back to haunt him. Charles Lattimore (Brosnan), a successful crime writer, arrives at the college of his ex-wife, Laura (Dey Young), to give a course on writing the perfect murder mystery novel. One of his students, Francesca (Kim Thomson), takes a shine to him and asks to meet him after class. When Lattimore arrives at the meeting and finds the girl murdered, he realises that his theory on the perfect crime has been used to set him up. Can he find a way to foil a plan of his own making?