Chris Martin's personal life may be looking up now her two-timing husband has moved out and her lover in, but her life as a reporter on the local rag is in the doldrums, with a lost cat the high spot of her day. Until she lands an interview with Rick Monday, a local boy who found fame as a rock star in the seventies.
Though the interview is a major disappointment, the follow-up is dynamite: Monday is found with an ornamental dagger in his chest and Chris was one of the last people to see him alive. Determined not to let the biggest story of her career get away, Chris defies her editor and the police by conducting her own investigation into the murder. Undeterred by close encounters with a violent songwriter and a deranged groupie, she pursues the trail as it leads her through the seedy world of rock music and into a web of family lies and secrets. But the price for this big story could be Chris' life.