Carla Rizzoli and PI Eddie Collins were once cast on the same TV show. He has never forgotten her. Now Carla needs Eddie to find her missing brother, who warned her in a note to "watch her back." Carla, now an exotic dancer, has a role in a B-movie, and Eddie is driven by more than a paycheck to protect her, no matter what the risks.
Hollywood PI, sometime actor Eddie Collins receives an SOS from Mike Ford. His Oscar has been stolen during a home invasion and his girlfriend drowned in the swimming pool. Did she surprise the burglar? All the dots connect around a movie Ford directed and acted in: Red Desert. Is a person associated with the shoot harboring a deadly grudge?
PI and part-time actor Eddie Collins is hired to investigate the death of his ex-wife, Elaine Weddington, on the set of her latest B-movie. As Eddie follows the trail of clues, he realizes how little he knew about his ex, who was surrounded by jealousy and intrigue. And now the killer wants him dead too.