"A girl jumped off the motel's roof. Five minutes ago."
"Give it to me straight. Does the girl have anything to do with us? I mean, with the campaign? The presidential candidate?"
"It's your job, Fletch, to make damned sure she didn't."
When Fletch arrives as the new press representative for Governor Caxton Wheeler's presidential campaign, he isn't sure which mystery to solve first - what his new job actually is, or why the campaign has been leaving dead women in its tracks.
He finds himself on the other side of the press, a human shield, deflecting the same questions he is asking himself. Are the murders just coincidence, or is a coldhearted killer looking for a job in the White House?
When the campaign shifts into high gear, Fletch's skills are working overtime in a desperate bid of his own to find the killer and to make sure the governor doesn't lose any more votes.