A man claims to have committed two murders, seemingly unconnected, but the odd killer wants his artistic work to be recognized. He wants George to investigate, and show the world how the crimes are related, and what they mean. Of course, the cops are interested, and monitor the activities as George sets out to investigate.
George is given three names of future victims. Can he act as bodyguard? Or prevent danger? George has a close brush with a murder, and the killer keeps taunting him via telephone, and another murder is planned. The cops are frantic in trying to protect the public, and George is giving it all he has to stay a jump ahead to anticipate where the killer is going with all this.
George hits on the common thread, the motif that the killer is following, and is able to prevent a murder. The success comes at a price, George has just been told by the killer that he is next on the list. I think the killer has underestimated George when he puts the killer on the spot to make him mad. The hope is to confuse him, and cause him to slip up.
When the killer shows his hand, George nabs him, and his secrets are revealed, along with his story that drove him to kill.