The spiral is about Dr Erma Bridges who is under a disciplinary hearing about her inappropriate relationships with her students. She believes that it was brought by her research assistant Jenny who was helping her write a book. Jenny then turns up in her bedroom and tries to shoot her before turning the gun on herself. After a time of recuperation she tries to find out her motive whilst trying to find where the missing interview is with Archibald Moder that Jenny had, a reclusive writer of choose your own adventure stories.
Then becomes different chapters of Sero, a barbarian which allows you to choose your own adventure which then intertwines with Erma's storyline to reach the gripping ending. For some readers this can become confusing but if you stick with it it becomes an enjoyable, gripping story. I would recommend for a book that is different.