When the body of beautiful Penny Cason is found, it has no ears. She was the star of Arthur Skillman's hot showroom revue. Skillman, financial wizard and owner of Atlantic City's glitziest casino, hires Noah Packard to protect Penny's replacement. She is the willful Mardy Arabica, who puts herself and Packard in harm's way. As the killings come closer, Packard triumphs in a convulsive climax.