In this thriller, a young art critic falls for a psychotic artist. Jennifer Cole can't help it. She is in love with artist Julian Jons. It doesn't matter that he was just released after spending 7 years in prison for killing his model/girlfriend in the heat of obsessive passion. It doesn't matter that her roommate and editor warn her that Julian is unstable. She is in love with him. Unfortunately, her friends are right. All Julian can paint are images of his dead girlfriend. Things really heat up after an art collector commissions Julian to paint a portrait of his daughter who is the spitting image of -- the murdered woman.