Walter Pool (Eric Roberts) came to Mexico looking for inspiration for his novel, but found only despair, disillusion and broken dreams. Years later, Walter is still in Mexico, living in an abandoned shack, spending all his time drunk. Out of the blue, he is given a chance to start again when someone offers him $100,000 to kill a man. The money will allow him to straighten his life out, but earning it will require that he surrender his last shred of self-respect. Now Walter must make the most important choice of his life.