As Jack and Linda say their goodbyes, it is clear that he has learned little about life, love or women. In the wake of Linda's departure, Jack continues his important business on home soil--collecting debts, sanding cabinet and seeing a man about a racehorse. But his fear of commitment is about to be well and truly tested by the arrival of artist Sarah Longmore (Claudia Karvan).
Seemingly out of the blue, Jack is engaged to track down a missing man, Wayne Dilthey (Dan Hamill). The investigation goes pear-shaped when his quarry is killed before his eyes. When the client becomes an enigma and the job is revealed to be an elaborate set up, Jack finds himself the prime suspect for murder.