Soprano Claire Sinclair complains to her composer boy-friend, Dylan Shaw, that art reviewer and musicologist Professor Livak Rigor has tried to blackmail into appearing in one of his university productions by threatening her with bad reviews if she doesn’t. Annoyed, Dylan confronts Livak during a live TV event accusing him of various kinds of bias and manipulation. Claire, now furious because Dylan has ruined her chances with Livak, leaves him. Dylan conspires with his wily manager, Sven Thorlberg, to fake his own death so as to increase the financial value of his music. Three years later Claire is an internationally famous soprano, and Dylan is busy composing in secret on Soladore, an obscure Pacific island. TV journalist Eve Longburn suspects Dylan may not be dead for various reasons including the increasing modernity of newly discovered “old” works that Sven keeps publishing. She girlie-bonds with Claire and together they discover a clue to Dylan’s whereabouts in one of his recently published works. Meanwhile Sven, getting nervous about the possible discovery of their fraud, assign to enforcers Wally and Crunch the task of assassinating Dylan. All participants converge on Dylan’s beach hut at Soladore, but impending confrontations re interrupted by a hurricane, forcing them all the take shelter in the island’s only church, Surprising outcomes eventuate.