An Italian billionaire was about christen his new ocean liner when he smashes the champagne bottle and it blows up. So obviously someone place an explosive like nitro in it. And among the suspects are his daughter, mistress and investor. The daughter decides to turn to her old boyfriend, Matt Houston, a self made millionaire from Texas who now lives n L.A., who is also a private investigator. She wants to find out who killed her father because until the matter is cleared she can't get her inheritance. He learns from his mistress that the man is extremely Machiavellian. And the investor is an old friend of Houston's, who was somehow coerced by the man to invest in his liner. But Houston tries to give him the benefit of the doubt. Houston looks at some video taken before he was killed and he says something that makes Houston think he knew who killed him.