Johnny has to keep a couple from killing themselves to collect on their insurance policy. Arriving at the farm in New England, Johnny finds the ill kept place, and a sample of Northern hospitality. Though the weather outside is cold and wintery, the heat in the farm house is turned up, and the old couple seem as happy as can be, or at least in their own way.
What makes them want to commit suicide? They have their reasons for wanting to leave a legacy, which Johnny doesn’t judge their idea, only the part about killing themselves. Something isn’t sitting well with Johnny, and it isn’t over the potential payout for his insurance company. There’s something fishy about their story.
There’s a bump in the night, a girl screams, and the insurance papers that need signing are gone. Who could be in the house besides Johnny and the old couple? With the blowing blizzard outside it shouldn’t be as hard to figure out as it is. Secrets and skeletons come exploding out of closets. Dangerous dames with guns, and deadly snakes. Definitely a tangled mess of murder for our hero to unravel.