At the Sound of the Tone
When a stranger confesses to murder on her answer machine , and a frightened young architect enlists an Apache policeman with a troubled history of his own.
Finally deciding to unwind the mystery, she turns to Lucas Still Waters, a taciturn detective with a hero’s commendation and a tenuous connection with his Apache family on the reservation. A loner, Lucas likes to operate off the grid and sometimes out of bounds. His curt manner and quiet nature clash with her driven personality, but she is desperate to end the calls and the feeling that someone is watching her.
Rejecting electronic devices, he uses unorthodox means. He reluctantly returns to his Apache origins to consult his blind aunt, whose acute listening skills focus on the voice of the man that stalks Annabel and the ambient sounds on the recording. Lucas steps tentatively back to a reservation childhood's violent memories of a family assault. Slowly, he uncovers the clues that point to a Native American victim, and he becomes obsessed with tracking the killer.
The calls come more frequently and suggest a meeting. Can he find the killer before he strikes again? Will Annabel have the courage to face the voice that has terrified her for so long? Will the hunt take Lucas and Annabel back to painful events that both of them have tried to overcome?
Someone is Watching Me
Writing credits include educational testing materials and 3 unproduced screenplays
Hollywood's Next Success (Quarterfinalist)