Former P.I. Mitch Holliday loses his license after being framed for money laundering and is reduced to helping his partner, Lionel Banks, pick up Lila Hendricks, wanted for skipping bail. En route, Lionel is killed and Mitch is drawn into a world of money, murder and double-cross. His new surroundings are hard and uncompromising and he's at once seduced and repulsed by the obscene wealth of socialite Claire Dixon and her manipulative, crippled sister Elaina, especially when he compares it to the hand-to-mouth existence of his neighbor Donna Banks.
But murder is the name of the game, the target a rich, ruthless businessman with few redeeming qualities. The question is: will Mitch, tough and cynical as he is, sacrifice what few principles he has in order to kill for the promise of wealth and Claire's love?