Henry Bodine is on vacation in Europe, trying to get his head straight after a family tragedy. While in France, he gets caught up in the gruesome murder of a mysterious English girl. Things get worse when the victim's body disappears and the French police don't believe his story, so Henry sets out to track down the killer. Along the way, he comes up against a range of suspicious characters. What is he to make of Brigitte L'Orly, a sultry French teenager who seduces him time and again? She is clearly hiding something important. And what about the odious youth and his girlfriend who seem to be obstructing Henry? Or the older guy who is obviously tailing him? All the clues eventually lead Henry to a mysterious old man living in a grand chateau. And, along the way, he finds someone to help him overcome his grief.