Set in the contemporary art world in London, Tom Ripley, is now at the forefront of a forgery ring that produces art attributed to a dead painter who the world believes is still alive. When an aficionado discovers some of the forgeries and threatens to expose the ring, Ripley stages a news conference disguised as the dead painter to prove that the art is real. When the man remains unconvinced, Ripley invites him to his estate where he to murders him. Things get complicated for Ripley when a wily detective starts looking for the missing man.