When a friend suffers a bizarre accident on the set of a television pilot, Lynley takes over as cat handler, only to find out the show is "hexed" and murder is waiting in the wings.
Cat handler Rhonda Kane is injured in a fall when the steps of her trailer are vandalized, and she pleads with Lynley to take her place on the show. The identical red tabbies Clark Gable and Cary Grant know their stuff, but just as Lynley begins to think she's got the new job down, weirder challenges loom. Rumors fly that a mysterious "hex" is causing accidents like Rhonda's. Hex or a hoax, Lynley knows that something's very wrong. When the mishaps give way to murder, only actor Ray Anderson and her own granddaughter Seleia can save her from becoming a casualty herself.