When the mysterious death of a major athlete prompts Scotland Yard detective Roy Washburn (David Thewlis
) to order the investigation of best-selling crime novelist Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone
), criminal psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass (David Morrissey
) is slowly drawn into Tramell's seductive world of lies and sexual intrigue in director Michael Caton-Jones
belated sequel to Paul Verhoeven
's 1992 erotic thriller. Upon relocating from San Francisco to London, alluring crime novelist Tramell once again finds herself pursued by authorities when all clues point to her being somehow involved in the death of a popular sports superstar. Intellectually intrigued by his new subject and undeniably drawn to her physically, Dr. Glass finds it increasingly difficult to resist the cunning black widow's devious web of deception and physical temptation. When the professional boundaries between Glass and Trammel come shattering down in a shower of unbridled lust, Dr. Glass is forced to make a difficult decision that could mean the end of both his professional career, and his life.