Investigative reporter Dana Sloan has gone undercover at an upscale retirement home to look into the suspicious death of Leona Rosetti, a retired reporter. Shortly before she died, Leona had called the newspaper claiming to have uncovered a sensational story. Working as the evening receptionist at Peaceful Pines, Dana has an opportunity to question the staff and the senior citizens who live there. Along with their offbeat humor, the elderly residents provide Dana with several clues that suggest the recent murder of a wealthy politician's wife and a bizarre string of serial killings are somehow connected to Leona's death. Before long, Dana's investigation puts her own life in jeopardy and causes serious conflicts in her relationship with homicide detective Al Bruno.