Jane Dexter is in need of a criminal. After her brother is killed in a car accident, the secret formula that had been his life’s work is about to be auctioned to the highest bidder, a fact that Jane knows would make her brother roll over in his grave. With no legal recourse, Jane has decided that her only option is to burn down the lab where her brother worked and destroy the formula in the process, so she approaches long-time criminal, Jimmy (the Stoolie) Calvin and asks him to help her commit arson. At least she thinks she does. Thanks to a typo in the newspaper, the man Jane believes is Jimmy the Stoolie is actually his high-powered attorney, Alexander Caldicott.
Alexander (Sandy) Caldicott is bored. Everything about his life is predictable until Jane Dexter appears at his door asking him to commit arson. Sandy goes along with her plan, telling himself that pretending to be the seasoned criminal is the only way to prevent Jane from committing a felony. Together the unlikely partners work to discover a way to keep the formula from falling into the wrong hands, all the while trying to stay one step ahead from a dangerous man who may be willing to kill to get the formula for himself. With danger lurking around every corner, Jane and Sandy have no where to turn but to each other.