Life in the corporate world can be murder. At Mrs. Appleby's, some people would kill to get ahead. Peter Derns (Timothy Hutton), a junior exec at Mrs. Appleby's cookie company, is afraid his future prospects are crumbling faster than the product he markets. Hope appears in the curvaceous form of Kris Bolin (Lara Flynn Boyle), his new temp. Gorgeous, bright and efficient, Kris helps Peter develop a deliciously successful marketing campaign. But after two executives meet mysterious deaths, Peter fears his job security may end permanently due to the one person he needs to trust—his temp.