Mike Bodine is on vacation in Europe, trying to get over his wife's tragic death, and gets caught up in a gruesome murder. The victim's body disappears and the French police don't believe his story, so Mike 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 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 Mike? Or the older guy who is tailing him? All the clues eventually lead Mike to a mysterious old man living in a grand chateau. And, along the way, he finds a new relationship to help him overcome the naked grief that brought him to Europe.