During the civil war in El Salvador, 1985, Carlos (Carlos Riccelli) is forced to watch the brutal murder of his wife under the direction of renegade CIA operative 'Mr Smith'. Seven years later, Carlos enters the US illegally and heads for Los Angeles, where mobs are rioting in the wake of the Rodney King verdict. He tracks down a man (David Pine) he believes to be Smith, follows him home and breaks in, determined to obtain a confession. The man's name is David Miller, and he claims to be a respectable banker and politician. Is he innocent, as he claims, or did he lead the death squads in El Salvador?