Photographer Sveta Pshkov has a problem. She took a series of boudoir photos of a young Russian woman, believing the woman wanted them for her husband. When her workroom is burglarized and the negatives stolen, she comes to Biff’s agency, down the hall from her studio. Unable to resist a damsel in distress, Biff takes the case.
He discovers, however, that the woman is dead, and her husband, a Russian mobster, is missing. Aided by a squirrel named Raki, a sylph who manifests as a white butterfly, and the alluring and dangerous woman of his dreams, Biff struggles against ancient demons and modern monsters.
With his keen sense of smell, his ability to turn into a wisp of vapor, and his sarcastic wit, Biff battles his romantic obsession and a pack of ruthless criminals to bring this case to a satisfying conclusion.