In a small New
Hampshire town, washed-up cop Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte) has a troubled
past, an abusive father (James Coburn), the contempt of his ex-wife (Mary
Beth Hurt) and an unimpressive streak as a lawman. When hunting guide Jack
Hewitt (Jim True) reports a businessman's accidental death during a hunting
trip, Wade believes he has a chance to turn around his life, if he can prove
it was murder. Increasingly obsessed, Wade begins to lose his composure
during the investigation.