Actress Morgan Taylor exchanges her hometown of Chicago for the open seas, agreeing to do a friend a favor by replacing a last-minute deserter in the cruise ship's entertainment cast. It's only after she meets the ship in Miami that Morgan learns her predecessor was murdered.
Morgan Taylor, a 30-something struggling actress finally gets a chance to audition for a great role, but as luck would have it, her auditioning partner turns up dead. When a second death erases any doubts about the first being an accident, Morgan finds suspicions turning to her closest friends and decides to do a little detective work of her own. She finds support in her endeavors from police detective Roblings, a lumbering, bright, and endearing fellow who catches Morgan's eye.