In the spring of 1942, Joe DiMaggio is enjoying a much better season than either General MacArthur in Corregidor or private eye Toby Peters in Hollwood. Blond bombshell Mae West has just finished her book, a sensational tell-all life story that could turn Tinseltown into scandal city. When the book is stolen from under her generous form by a mysterious psychopath, Peters comes up to see her and agrees to take the case. Before he can tell his famously curvillinear client who's done her wrong, he finds himself the target of a cross-dressing killer, captive of a methodically mad doctor, and the preview audience for a big screen plot that threatens not only Mae, but mast of spectacles, Cecil B. DeMille. Peters may yet fulfill the stirring words of hope from the great dame herself - "I want to extend my thanks and whatever else you might want extended," if he can outrun, outthink and outmuscle an elusive antagonist who's definitely no angel.