When Oz Blackstone is offered a major rôle in a cop movie shooting in Edinburgh, he cannot resist. The self-professed “luckiest man on the planet” sees himself heading for stardom and wealth, but his marriage to Primavera is on the rocks. On the other hand, a brief encounter with the beautiful, self-possessed Susie Gantry is turning into something more long term.
Life looks like a bowl of cherries until ex-lover Alison Goodchild turns up asking for a favour. It’s the least Oz can do for an old flame, but when he finds Alison’s business partner murdered in her flat, he can’t help but feel he’s been set up. And when he discovers a trail of intrigue leading to the movie cast, those cherries begin to taste very sour indeed.