The film is set in Louisiana. Local detective Bud Carter manages to arrest an assassin named Jesse Wyland, working for one of the largest crime syndicates. The police have enough evidence to put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Before Jesse becomes a difficult choice: either go to prison, and lose everything that is expensive, in particular the family, or become an informant, which is also not the best option. After all, if the bosses find out about his betrayal, they will not regret any of his relatives and friends.