Amie Hoffman was missing. Her pocketbook had been left on the front seat of her car. The driver's side door had sat ajar. If robbery wasn't the motive, why was she taken? Police were at a loss. When they found Amie's body, they knew they were dealing with a brutal killer.
Local psychic Nancy Weber knew Amie had been sexually assaulted before she was killed. When Bill Hughes, a detective who'd worked with Nancy and remained friends with her, stopped by for coffee, she immediately badgered him for why the press didn't have the whole story.
The local PD formed a task force to find Amie's killer. When the detectives were instructed to 'partner up', Bill approached Captain Jim Moore. Moore wasn't exactly fond of the idea of a psychic, but Bill was able to talk him into at least seeing what Nancy could do.
They took Nancy to the mall where Amie was abducted. Telling her nothing, they followed Nancy as she walked right to the spot where the abduction took place, giving them details that Jim Moore found amazing, and began seeing visions of the abduction taking place.
After Nancy's amazing display of ability at the mall, they took her to the murder scene. As they got closer, Nancy got more and more distressed. Again, with no guidance beyond her gifts, Nancy walked them to the murder scene. She got more distressed the closer she got. Nancy even began to hear Amie's cries for help.
Nancy felt Amie's death, even the brutal stab wounds inflicted post mortem that nobody knew about. Desperate to get something the police could use, she kept watching the vision until she began to give a usable description of the killer. She couldn't get the face, but it was something they could go on, or so she thought.
When reports of the death at the rest area came in, there was a witness. The truck driver saw a green sedan matching the description of the one at Amie Hoffman's abduction. Nancy knew it was the same man. Nancy was more determined than ever to find this guy.
One of the first things Nancy saw was that the victim had worked in a library (she'd worked in a restaurant named The Library). When they took Nancy to the rest area, she saw a vision of the same green car with the three tail lights. She watched it pull up to the exact same point where the truck driver had reported seeing the car. But Nancy saw so much more.
Nancy saw everything that happened to Deirdre O'Brien that night. She saw her taken out of the trunk, shoved into the back seat of the car, assaulted, stabbed, and dumped by the side of the off-ramp like so much garbage. She also saw Deirdre get up and stumble to the truck, dying. Nancy watched Deirdre die in the truck driver's arms.
Feeling a cold rage, Nancy knew she had to get this guy. She reviewed the vision time and again until finally she got a look at the killer's face. It was just a couple of seconds, but it was enough. She had him. Nancy not only had him, she somehow began viewing the vision through the killer's eyes.
They had a lot of confirmation of details, but they didn't have much in the way of leads. Nancy was getting antsy. The last thing she wanted was a call to come across the radio with another murder. As she was riding with Bill and Jim, waiting impatiently for another hit on her gifts, she perked up and asked where they were. When Bill told her, she said that the killer hated the cops in that county.
They talked with the local captain, where Nancy rattled off that one of the cops, a man with the last name beginning with a 'hard C', pulled over the killer and wrote up a ticket. As Nancy's vision of Officer Costanza giving the killer the ticket played out, she finally got pieces of the name. James K____ich. She just couldn't get the other letters. And, of course, Officer Costanza was on vacation. 1982 was long before cell phones were in common use. When he was on vacation, he was not reachable.
A call went out for the task force to meet. Jim and Bill brought Nancy in with them. Unfortunately, the head of the task force recognized her and wouldn't allow her in the room. Annoyed because she had become a valuable asset in the investigation, Jim walked out of the meeting and back to the car with Bill and Nancy.
Nancy began to see visions of James stalking someone. She called upon her students in meditation and psychic development. She wanted to amplify the energy to see if they could give back to the killer the pain he’d caused others. Nancy felt him ready to pounce. They gathered their energy. Nancy asked the energy to bring home pain to him and do it in a way he could never do it to anyone else in this world.
The next day, Jim and Bill came to Nancy's house to find out what she'd done. A man in a green sedan that matched the description of the one associated with the case had called 911 reporting that he'd been stabbed by a woman with shoulder-length brown hair. It had been a self-inflicted wound, but the guy's name? James Koedatich. When police examined the car, they found evidence linking Koedatich to the murders. The trio had their man.