Tom Stewart (Colin Friels) is an ambitious crime reporter which means having to dig up facts that not everyone would like to see unearthed and others would kill to have. One of those who wants what Tom has is Detective Sergeant Ray Birch (Bruno Lawrence), an unethical policeman looking for information on a robbery. While investigating the robbery Tom meets Morris Martin (John Waters) who is deeply mourning the accidental death of his young wife, Claudine (Joy Bell).
Morris becomes paranoid that his friends are keeping Claudine, who he thinks is actually alive, hidden from him. One by one he hunts them down and kills them. Tom uses his newspaper connections to dig a little deeper and ends up in an exclusive country bordello where finds Claudine, very much alive! Tom finds out the extent of Claudineâ€™s macabre relationship and realises that two men are actually after them, Morris and Detective Sergeant Ray Birch.