When a young dancer dies mysteriously in her hotel room on the eve of a prestigious dance competition, the cause of her death is initially attributed to some unknown health concern. But is that really what happened? Sylvia Trent, a longtime friend of the dead girl and a dancer herself, doesn't think so. She and her husband, Homicide Detective Anthony James, set out to find the real reason behind the girl's death, but neither is prepared for what they encounter. Caught up in a web of deceit, with every clue unravelling before them, Sylvia feels as though she and Tony are merely puppets on a stage, and they have no idea who is pulling the strings.