Olivia Winters, the elegant and beautiful star of a popular daytime talk show finds her perfect world begin to unravel when she receives threatening letters from a religious fanatic. In addition, enter Brad Kingman, her ex-lover, intent on blackmailing his way back into her life.
Olivia had recently interviewed artist Peter Brandon and
his partner P.I. Jeff Stevens after a magazine had reported their
near-brushes with death while investigating criminal cases. Nick-named
‘The Gay Hardy Boys’ they are a hit on her show although unaware that
they are partly the reason for the threatening letters.
Olivia asks Peter to paint her portrait he soon becomes embroiled in the
chaotic life of the daytime diva. He also begins to realize that Olivia
is not the warm and compassionate woman she appears to be in front of
her adoring fans.
As the threatening letters increase in number
and the content switches from fire and brimstone judgement to a much
more personal attack, Jeff and his business partner, Nick Fallon,
reluctantly agree to investigate the matter. They are hampered by
Olivia’s erratic behavior and her obsessive need for publicity that just
might mean humiliation for their close friends.
A murder, a
suicide and an attempted murder may be the catalysts that will bring
Olivia’s career to a grinding halt. Who can she turn to in her hour of
need? Who indeed…