Freelance writer Retta Delaney thinks she finally has it all: her dream job at Popular Magazine, a home of her own—well, hers and the bank’s—and a sexy new neighbor, commercial artist Sam Parnetti. But their budding attraction is complicated when a fortune turns up via the mailman whose delivery sets a terrifying clock in motion. Sam and Retta's romance might have to take a back seat to stay one step ahead of danger as the past snakes out, elusive and sinister, to threaten everyone connected to the package. A long-hidden family secret spirals to an unavoidable reality hell-bent on complicating their growing affection. The couple, with a group of close friends, must put personal agendas aside to form an alliance against a malevolent enemy and the elusive truth—where winner takes all. But it’s hard to get answers when all the suspects are dead.