A lawyer (Timothy Hutton) specializing in First Amendment rights is recruited by an attorney (Ron Rifkin) who's suing a book publisher after a reader commits a triple murder. The killer allegedly followed the steps in a how-to manual the book company published. Lawrence Horn: James McDaniel. James Perry: Clark Johnson. Laura Harmon: Penny Johnson. Tom Kelley: Cliff DeYoung. Det. Chris Wittenberger: Kenneth Welsh. Peder Lund: Bill MacDonald. Det. James Leasure: Dean McDermott.