Peter has recently been made redundant and got divorced. He is determined to make use of his new found freedom by spending some time alone in Spain just reading and avoiding women. A small, quiet pension in Andalucia seems to be just what Peter is looking for until three backpackers arrive; Carol, the ex-girlfriend of an English gangster, Saskia, an annoyingly friendly Dutch woman and Mick, a loud-talking, hard drinking Australian. Then a curious detective from England arrives on the scene. Peter is now on a quest to find solitude and relaxation.