Bill Hodges is a retired detective.
Bill Hodges is a suicidal retired detective who spends his days watching crappy TV programs and is haunted by a past case that was never solved. After getting a letter from the perp who committed the crime, encouraging himself to commit suicide, Bill becomes determined to solve the case. As he investigates the case, he suffers loss, happiness and terror. He is later killed at the end of another case done by the same killer of the previous case.