When Jerry Dennings (Jonathan Higgins - Bonanno: A Godfather's Story), an attractive married man working at a major finance corporation is implicated in a sexual harassment case against rival colleague Rebecca Walker (Dina Meyer, Star Trek:Nemesis, Beverly Hills 90210), his friends are shocked. But everything is not as it seems.
Jerry and Rebecca are in fact secret lovers and have planned an elaborate scam to con their employer out of millions. When evidence comes to light that Rebecca has a history of sexual harassment claims, Jerry is deemed wrongfully dismissed and is awarded a massive $10 million dollars. With Jerry's divorce from Shannon (Amy Sloan, The Aviator, The Day After Tomorrow) filed before the settlement, the pair think they are home free; free to live together in luxury without giving Shannon a penny of their fortune. But there is just one problem, an investigator by the name of Frank Schaffer (John Brennan, Deacon Blue ) is on to them and he has decided that he wants a share of the money.
Blackmailing Rebecca and Jerry with photographs of the two of them together, Schaffer demands $5m. But when they meet to make the exchange things go awry and Jerry shoots Schaffer. Unaware that they are being watched, Rebecca and Jerry bury the body. Shocked at receiving a second blackmail demand, they plan to hide out at Jerry's country cottage. But, arriving at the cottage Rebecca swiftly aims a gun to Jerry's head. In a dramatic turn of events that sees Schaffer still very much alive, Jerry finds himself literally clinging on to life and at the mercy of his ex-wife, Shannon.
An unpredictable thriller with twists-a-plenty, where nothing is as it seems and no-one can be trusted, Crimes of Passion is a gloriously volatile mix of mistrust, double-crossing, corruption and cunning, which will have audiences gripped.