Las Vegas, 1986. A young college graduate is murdered when he is unable to pay back a loan from notorious criminal Lorenzo Dante. Two years later private investigator Kinsey Millhone finds herself assisting to apprehend a shoplifter, Audrey Vance. Events take a much darker turn when Audrey's body is discovered in a local suicide spot. Unable to believe she took her own life, Audrey's fiancé Marvin Striker hires Kinsey to investigate. Meanwhile Lorenzo Dante has begun to grow weary and frustrated with his younger brother Cappi. As Kinsey’s enquiries reach a dramatic head, it becomes clear that she and Dante have one thing in common – they must be careful who they trust . . .