A woman is found strangled, floating in the swimming pool of a fashionable Ft. Lauderdale estate. Private detective Jake Wayde is hired to find the killer.
Jeffery Rhineman, a man known to Wayde from a previous case, is pursued by both Iranian and Palestinian operatives as he tries to sell a deadly formula invented by his late father, the famous chemist Dr. Frederick Rhineman. Reneging on the the deal to supply the formula, Jeffery goes into hiding. As people are murdered, Wayde learns the two cases are entwined.