Paris Gibson is a talkshow host on late-night radio, at a station just outside Austin, Texas. She has come to this town to escape from an affair gone wrong, and the death of her former husband, for which she blames herself.A police psychologist named Dean Malloy has also relocated to Austin in an effort to get his teenage son away from some bad influences in his old home.Paris and Dean are drawn together when she realizes that one of her radio callers, a man who identifies himself as "Valentino," admits that he plans to get even with a woman who he feels has wronged him. He says that he is holding her in a secure place and that he plans to kill her within three days.The young daughter of a prominent family has gone missing. Unbeknownst to her parents, she was part of a teenage sex club which attracted a number of followers, among them a dentist with a history of sexual attacks on patients. He becomes an early suspect as Paris and Dean race to identify and locate the mysterious "Valentino" before he can fulfill his promise of death.Ripe with sexual tension and filled with plot twists that are both exciting and surprising, Hello Darkness will make for a great launch of this bestselling author at Simon & Schuster.