Hollywood is rocked after the remains of one of the most idolized movie stars of the '60s are stolen. The thief chooses Gideon Kincaid to deliver the ransom, forcing the PI and ex-cop to unravel a master plan that will include extortion, blackmail, and murder. While trying to stay one step ahead of his nemesis, Gideon is led on a harrowing roller-coaster ride through sun- and sin-drenched Hollywood. The dead beauty is not Gideon's only concern: He must also contend with a few live ones. First there's the tough-as-nails cop assigned to the case: Gideon's bitter ex-wife. Then there's the gorgeous starlet he must protect. Unfortunately, they have a history that puts her in jeopardy. Finally there's Gideon's assistant, the adorable and adoring Hillary, whose involvement in the case endangers them both. As the body count mounts and the madman's crimes grow ever more audacious, Gideon finds himself in a desperate race against time. Can he put a stop to this crime spree before Gideon himself ends up dead and very buried?