Introverted university philosophy student Sara Novak enjoys playing harmless riddle games with Vern, a video shop merchant - e.g., using his clues to find a stopwatch before its time runs out. But she enters a deadly version when she solves a riddle scrawled in the subway - one she only thinks is from Vern. It leads her to an abandonned building, where the rules of the nemesis game are spray-painted on the floor, and the walls are plastered with the graffiti riddles and solutions of other players. When fellow student Jeremy Curran gives her a mysterious card featuring a drawing of an Asian man, Vern recognizes it as an invitation to join that anonymous cult of riddlers who claim they will reveal to worthy solvers the grand "design" of all seemingly random events. He warns her not to get involved. But she is intrigued. Having survived the car crash that killed her mother, she longs for explanations for tragedy.
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Despite his better instincts, Vern gets drawn into the game when a riddle appears on his shop's back window. It leads him to the abandonned building, where Sara has just found Curran's bloodied body. Suspecting someone is setting them up, they agree not to tell the police. Soon, Emily Gray, a player recently released from jail, confesses. Amid her maddeningly cryptic comments, she tells police detective Jeff Novak to question his daughter Sara. Research and riddles have already led Sara and Vern to watch an old video of Emily being interviewed for having tried to drown a 12-year-old boy. They see a pattern: Emily's actions mimic those of the 400 BC Indian monk pictured on the invitation card. But they know it was a man, not Emily, who lured Curran to his death. Sara unexpectedly meets that man in a parking garage. He pulls a gun on her, but takes his own bullet. The police find Sara's name in his pocket. Her father is about to take her to the station for questioning, but turns his back just long enough for her to disappear. She is about to have a deadly encounter.
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