Mac MacDermott (Lloyd Bochner) is a well-respected and successful politician. His granddaughter, Nell (Sean Young), hopes to transition from business to politics, to keep the family tradition alive. However, her husband, Adam (Christopher Shyer), is involved in underhanded dealings that could threaten her prospects. But Adam eventually gets in over his head, which leads to his murder. Now, Nell is on a mission for the truth regarding his death -- and the answers could lead to her demise, too.