When Rick Lifer enters college in 1986 at the age of 24, he expects only to receive an education and hopes to finally leave his violent past behind. HIs plan is thrown a curve when he meets Karla Sanders and she recruits him for a position in the university's student government. He doesn't fit in with the Greek-centric organization, but he falls for her and that give him enough reason to continue. Then the murders begin. Rick gets involved when he learns that the victims all have a connection to Karla and the deaths affect her greatly. Being a natural protector, he begins to unravel the secrets behind the series of campus murders.