This suspenseful crime drama deals with a plot to assasinate an exiled dictator. Fearing a takeover by the deposed ruler, an agent is sent to carry out the plan. Things backfire, but a couple on the verge of marital breakup is helped by the efforts of the would-be assassin. Billy (Gene Nelson) is the meticulous gunman who fails to carry out the killing but saves the couple's troubled marriage. The screenplay for the film was written by Don Devlin and Jack Nicholson.