Detective Sergeant Thomas McGinty fumes when a con artist whose trademark is sending white orchids to lonely women returns to San Francisco. McGinty is determined to catch him – this time. His partner, Sgt. Miguel Ramirez, takes the chase less personally.
Harry Reams is back in the city by the bay in the guise of a British gentleman, again ready to relieve widows and divorcees of their extra cash with flowers and flattery. Three women answer his newspaper ad – two are looking for live while the third has a more nefarious scheme in mind.
As the detectives pursue their quarry, Harry wines and dines his three potential victims. Little does he know that one is a con woman herself, setting her sights on him. Will Detectives McGinty and Ramirez stop The White Orchid before he successfully parts another victim from her money? Or will the con man be conned himself?