In City California, Duggan Masters is a living legend. As the criminal Light Master, he has ascended the ranks to become the undisputed overlord of all crime in City. Yet "the game" ceases to have meaning after City's greatest hero, Miracle Man, vanishes without a trace. Left with only the local police to foil his plots, Light Master grows increasingly lethal, and the joy of killing has been lost.
So Duggan does what any criminal overlord would do: he kidnaps Dr. Wallace Cornwall, a famous "psychiatrist to the heroes" and writer of a best selling self help book for heroes, Our Masks, Our Selves. Duggan introduces Wallace to Leona, a genetically engineered assassin who has turned to working part-time as a "cat burglar", and part-time as a serial killer.
Wallace talks Duggan and Leona into retirement, but Duggan has one last plot to bring Miracle Man out of hiding. How far is one deranged criminal overlord willing to go for the love of his hero?