'The thing is this, Mr Dawson: I died some years back. Now I want you to sort it out for me.'
Immensely wealthy Roddy Baxendale believes he is also Jack Rankin, a businessman who died and was cremated eight years ago, He hires investigator Charles Dawson to uncover what has been happening to him. Dawson cannot believe his fantastic claim but as he digs deeper and deeper he finds more and more evidence that shows Baxendale is also the supposedly dead Rankin. Was Rankin the victim of secret memory altering experiments? Why have key witnesses vanished? Dawson and his beautiful assistant Kate start to come under attack and then a murdered body surfaces as things hurl out of control.