New Orleans, 1973: There's a monster on the loose, a modern-day Jack the Ripper who has brutally raped and murdered half a dozen women all over town. While the city cowers in fear by night and cries out for justice by day, the police are stumped and the body count is climbing. Where will the reign of terror end? Nick Iceman Eismann isn't working on that story. He's busy investigating a tragic accident in the Arkadia University athletic department. They say the sadistic Head Coach trains by torture; that winners get special privileges, while losers are taken to the legendary Punishment Yard. At least, that's the rumor; body will confirm or deny it. To Nick, the Ripper's rampage is just ather story on the ten o'clock news; it doesn't concern him any more than flying saucers or little green men. But the story grabs his undivided attention when the police finally come up with a suspect... because it's him! Suddenly Nick is Public Enemy Number One. Maligned in the media and abandoned by his family, he stands alone against an angry public that has already convicted him, an ambitious prosecutor out to make a name for himself, and a detective with an axe to grind who wants to send him to the electric chair! If he can't clear his name, the Iceman is a dead man!
Matt Butts (1961-) is a writer, singer, and photographer living in Minneapolis with his best friend and roommate Jim and sings with the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus.