In Dreamcast a young art-student in college, Travis, has a nightmare about the murder of an ex-girlfriend. The next day, to his horror, he discovers that the dream was all too true. When, during the police interview, he naively confesses the dream, he is arrested for having exact knowledge of the crime. In jail, he is harangued by two hard-nosed detectives who try to extract a confession.With the help of a psychologist assigned to assess his mental competence, Travis discovers that he has psychic abilities that have been masked by an artistic overlay. Travis has a hard time accepting his psychic potential, and is slow to use them in his own defense. As a complication, he becomes attracted to the psychologist who is ten years older than him. He feels she is his one real support in midst of the system trying to fast track him into prison.Gradually he learns, but it takes all of his psychic intuition and initiative to fight for himself while trapped in jail. By trial and error, however, Travis is able to hunt down the real killer and manipulate the police to apprehend him in a climactic conclusion. The trauma forges Travis and the detectives into life-long friends. Travis has great deal of difficulty balancing his life between the real and the intuited paranormal and seeks continued help from the psychologist.In the second part of the book, Travis is asked by the police to use his psychic talents to find a girl who was abducted by a murderer. Travis, who tries to live a normal life, now paired with the psychologist, attempts to sidestep the request, but his conscience gets the better of him. Working side-by-side with his former adversaries, Travis cooperates with the detectives, but they are blocked at every turn. There is no trace of the killer or the girl.After following up every lead and exhausting every possibility, they still can make no headway.In the end, Travis strikes out on his own, taking the risk of a face-to-face confrontation with the killer. Sure enough, he is ambushed and taken prisoner by the psychopath, who uses innocent victims to revenge and expunge his own childhood abuse. Again, using his abilities, Travis is able to rescue himself and the girl, but once more not without costs.