An Australian journalist Peter Reeves and his wife Jo visit a Southeast Asian country to research a series of articles on the political and social exploitation that exists there. One night they visit the Koala Club - a nightclub for expatriate Australians and tourists. There Jo meets a former lover, Morgan O'Keefe. Peter's research leads him into conflict with the authorities and he is finally arrested. In desperation, Jo prevails on Morgan to use his underworld contacts to find Peter. However, in doing this, Morgan's own life is threatened.