Carlotta Wren's pampered life as the daughter of wealthy, doting parents ends abruptly when said parents commit a white-collar crime and leave the country to avoid prosecution. Carlotta is left with Wesley, her bright but trouble-prone brother. Working as a salesclerk in Atlanta's Neiman Marcus store, Carlotta endures the catty comments of former "friends" such as Angela Ashford, the woman who married Carlotta's fiance when he broke up with her after the scandal with her parents. Now Wesley has become a gambling addict. When Carlotta makes him get a job, she never dreamed that Wesley would become a body mover--someone who removes corpses from nursing homes, hospitals, and crime scenes--and that one of his first assignments would be to pick up a very dead Angela Ashford. Detective Jack Terry, who still hasn't given up on solving Carlotta and Wesley's parents' case, is convinced that Carlotta killed Angela, and he finds his attraction to her deeply annoying.