||1994: Professor Richard Aldiss is teaching a night class...from a prison cell. In 1982 he was convicted of killing two female grad students with an axe and decorating their bodies with the novels of recluse Paul Fallows. The class is asked to uncover Fallows' identity using the Procedure, a game that reveals clues inside his novels. Alex Shipley, now a Harvard professor, had succeeded, leading to Aldiss's acquittal. But the crime has just been repeated . . .