Desperate times often lead to desperate measures. With a wife (Julianna Margulies) and child to support, how much would you be willing to sacrifice for the sake of keeping the family happy? Byron Tiller (Andy Garcia) is a struggling novelist facing that very dilemma. During a failed attempt to get his latest book published, he is offered the one job that changes his life forever. But it is an opportunity that will take Byron on a journey into the depths of indignity and despair.