A young woman, severely injured in an apartment house fire, awakens from a coma. The purse she was clutching identifies her as Nancy Sanford, but the name seems foreign to her. Images of a woman in a wheelchair and a struggle at the top of a narrow stairwell haunt her dreams. After weeks of surgeries and physical therapy, Nancy goes to the home of Alene Hardy, mother of her new friend, to recuperate. As she adjusts to her new life, she begins a search for her home and family. She discovers something hidden in the lining of the old purse that mystifies her, and leads to dangerous encounters with someone intent on claiming the prize. Joining Nancy in the search for her true identity is Detective Martin Thomas. Marty is attracted to this spirited woman, and anxious to help her learn the answer to the puzzling riddle of the package. When Marty learns that the diskette in the package contains coded information, it is turned over to the FBI for decoding. Kevin Michaels, not convinced that his former fianc died in the fire, comes to town for an investigation of his own. But as he watches Nancy, others are also watching, anxious to recover the valuable disk. To whom can Nancy turn for help when her life is threatened?