A picture-perfect, Northern university campus is where Dr. Stephen Drake, Ph.D. calls home, but his run down floating killing machine of a houseboat is where he hangs his hat.
Running a university the size of Clarkstown and playing mentor to a host of characters, Dr. Drake has made a successful career of being an upstanding citizen and contributing member of society. With no need for personal relationships due to his troubled but chosen lifestyle, the school plays a perfect cover for him as he can maintain countless acquaintances without ever getting too close to anyone.
Still, the basic human need to leave some kind of legacy takes hold of him and he reaches out in an attempt to care about Cassie- Ann, his faithful and beautiful administrative assistant. Not sure how to cope with the reality of her life, he turns to a willing young student seeking knowledge to experiment with a new kind of legacy… One that has a much darker and purer source.
Fueled by egos, a sense of competition and the mutual lust for Cassie-Ann, Drake and his apprentice, Jimmy, engage in a twisted game of cat and mouse using the police and the media against each other while trying to out-smart each other.
Traveling the rivers together, the two cause havoc and heartache along the road to the final battle between teacher and student… Love, pain and feelings the two hold as pure drive their actions as the local body count starts to rise and press starts to take notice.
With the walls… and the police closing in on the two, one must take the fall for the other. Which will prevail? Jimmy’s new training and skills or the lifetime of murderous experience that made Drake, his teacher, the killer he is today.