Max Stark is a trained circus clown whose tricks can be downright terrifying—especially for his ex-wife.
News anchor Laura Stark thought she’d seen the last of her devious ex-husband, but a series of sinister pranks has her convinced Max is back—and hell-bent on turning her life upside down. After she broke a controversial story that left her unable to rely on New York’s finest, Laura turns to a pair of eccentric private investigators for help.
Paul Chang, an ex-cop with a mean streak, and his partner, the near-clairvoyant Nelson Rogers, believe Laura’s story—and suspect Max is up to more than just stalking. Laura has been landing scoop after scoop about the mob, a murder, and the mayor of New York, and Chang thinks Max is using the events in Laura’s stories to plot a terrifying prank with global consequences. Can Chang and Nelson catch Max before the mad jester turns the city into his own three-ring circus?