The premise of this story is that Ben Hawkins, former cop and current novelist, is being forced by a sociopathic serial killer to write a book about the killer's life and crimes. The killer's modus operandi is to videotape the sexual abuse, torture, and murder of his victims so that a group of sick voyeurs can watch and enjoy. Thus the killer profits (literally) from his crimes.
The book starts out with the torture/murder of a beautiful swimsuit model but the killer's victims are quite eclectic and he branches out to older adults, young girls and boys....whoever strikes his fancy.
For me the premise was unbelievable, the characters were flat, and the story was not very original. Not a great book.