Leo, a young, ambitious attorney, is approached by Paul Vanoni, a businessman involved in the mob, for a job. First reluctant and troubled by Vanoni’s past, Leo eventually accepts. Passionate and gifted in his work, he achieves success in working for Vanoni. However, Leo soon forgets rule number one – never befriend your client. As he becomes more involved with Vanoni, Leo must face the facts of his client’s affairs: illegal dumping of toxic waste, murder, missing witnesses. It becomes obvious that the police have their eye on Leo – what he knows can be dangerous. The time for him to choose has arrived.