Florida: the con-man's paradise where too much money and too much sun seem to have addled the braines of the rich, the retired and the greedy.
For years a team led by the ruthless and handsome David Rathbone have flourished, gleefully parting fools from their money.
Now a super-squad had been set up, drawing on the full range of America's law-enforcement agencies, Tony Harker has been brought down from New York to head it.
His brief: get the scam-artists behind bars, but fast. His plan: a one-on-one campaign. His team, including stunning narcotics agent Rita Sulliva, are to wheedle their way into the opposition's confidences - even their beds if necessary - and the sting the stingers.
But in a whirlpool world of colourful characters and even more bizarre get-rich-schemes, even the nest laid plans can go astray and soon nobody can be quite sure who is counting whom ...