In San Francisco, insurance investigator and one-time jewel thief Dennis Stanton investigates the case of classical pianist Vaacclav Maryska whose hands were severely burned in a fire in his posh apartment. Those hands were insured for $10 million and Dennis' boss desperately wants him to find a way to have the payment canceled. Maryska's marriage to his wife Milena is strained and she in turn is alienated from her son from a previous marriage, Alex Seletz. When Milena is found dead, Alex is arrested for his mother's murder but Dennis isn't sure they have the right man in custody and suspects Maryska of the crime. A medical diagnosis seems to confirm his theory but how he will prove it is another matter. He sets a trap for him.
Did You Know?
"Maryska" or "Mariska" is an eastern European diminutive, meaning "little Mary". (Hence e.g. Mariska Hargitay whose father was Hungarian.) It doesn't work as a family name. See more