The California PI lands a gig as bodyguard to actress Dona Papalardo, who's gained recent notoriety for her dramatic weight loss. Though Savannah knows "thin is in", she doubts she would go to the extreme Dona has, and have a dangerouse gastric bypass. When Dona's personal assistant is murdered, wearing one of Dona's fur coats, Savannah thinks the killer was aiming for Papalardo herself. But after another member of Dona's staff gets killed, Savannah must dig deeper, with some help from San Carmelita police officer Dirk Coulter. It turns out the two dead employees knew each other long before they signed on with Papalardo and shared a sinister past.