Molly Peterson is simple kinda gal who works at a drugstore in Chicago. One night, as she is walking home, she meets a strange, cigar-smoking man just before two other men attack her, beat her up, and mug her. Then she meets Damion, a handsome business man who comes to her rescue. Together, they discover that whoever attacked her that first night is still after her. Sometimes dealing with incompetent police, sometimes investigating on their own, they must discover who is after her and why. A story set in Chicago, this novelette is part-mystery and part-suspense/thriller.