Paddy Delaney is back in town. A tough villain who likes to hurt people. Especially blokes who make a pass at his little sister, Julie. As he does when Lennie Webb, singer with the Wolves Aren't White jazz band, gets fresh. But Julie wants Lennie, and that's trouble. Not only from Paddy, burl from Julie's nasty habit of lighting matches in the middle of the night. Caught in a situation he cannot escape, Lennie finds himself forced to unravel a web of deception and murder that has made Julie's life a nightmare.