A red scarf. A roller coaster. A tidal wave of
Isabel Wright spends her days at the Belvedere Center for
Sleep Research analyzing the dreams of others. Dr. Martin
Belvedere, a pioneer in the field, recognized her unique
talent for what he calls Level Five lucid dreaming. It's
satisfying, lucrative work, but it can be emotionally
draining. Especially when one of her anonymous subjects,
known only as Client Number Two, captures her imagination
through his compelling dream narratives. Secretly, she
thinks of him as "Dream Man."
His real name is Ellis Cutler. A loner who's learned not
to let anyone get too close, he works for a highly
classified government agency with an interest in the
potential value of lucid dreaming. And he's just been
ordered by his boss to make contact with Isabel, who's
been fired after the sudden death of Dr. Belvedere.
Heading to California, he pushes his fantasies out of his
mind, determined to maintain a professional relationship
with the woman who reads his dreams, the mysterious figure
he has come to think of as "Tango Dancer."
But when they meet in the flesh, the dream becomes real
enough to touch. And a waking nightmare beginswhen
a suspicious hit-and-run leads them into a perilous web of
passion, betrayal, and murder, and forces them to walk the
razor-think line between dreams and reality.