While running from the law in Dallas, small time hustler Charlie Powers is hit by a car and "dies". He has an out-of-body experience, in which he witnesses a gangland slaying that took place 17 years earlier. And, he recognizes the killer as a man who is currently running for political office in California.
Brought back to life by paramedics, the roguish Powers decides to pursue an investigation for his own personal gain. Unfortunately, he gives himself away to the candidate, and now the pursuer becomes the pursued in this violent, action-packed thriller.