The book contains three stories, Intruder, Engine Trouble, and The Hands of Fate. In Intruder, a woman is home alone as her husband is on a business trip. A dangerous escaped convict breaks into the house. In Engine Trouble, a woman's car breaks down on a lonely stretch of road where she meets a serial killer. In Hands of Fate a driver runs over a fox. The fox has its revenge in spades.