Peter Stern is asked by the senior partner in his law firm to investigate the death of a lawyer in a tragic event, where he is burned gruesomely while barbecuing a steak at his mountain cabin. With a double-indemnity life insurance policy, Sterns death must be proven to be an accident or a homicide, with large financial consequences for his estate, but the will is missing. So he draws the interest of the long-absent sister, Honey Horton, or the close friend and named beneficiary Alicia Allende. These women each draw him into their worlds. Honey as a Casino hostess and Alicia as a well-connected politician. The plot twists and turns as Stern meets numerous conflicts of interest and is threatened or cajoled into choosing sides.