Mickey Black is a film director with everything going for him until he seduces a woman away from her gangster boyfriend. He promises her all the glory in the world, but things take a dangerous turn when her boyfriend refuses to give her up.
After the suicide of their friend Katie, Adam Ross and Stephanie Duvall are faced with their own mortality. They learn from a friend, Brian, that he believes Katie was murdered, and that it had something to do with a fortune teller she had gone to see. Adam and Stephanie visit the same fortune teller, a woman who has let herself become so bitter she taints the life of everyone she comes in contact with.
Men in the city are being knifed by a prostitute who wears all black. Sterling Jenkins is a hard-hearted prostitute who, despite herself, is intrigued when an attractive man named Jason asks for help in fixing his car. Although she tries to rebuff the sensitive man, Sterling allows herself to believe Jason when he tells her that he's fallen for her. It is only afterward that she realises appearances can be deceiving.