A fugitive on the run.
A drifter going nowhere.
A detective on the hunt.
Unable to lead a normal life, a prison escapee, Phil concocts a plan to steal someone’s identity. Placing an ad in the paper, Phil hires a drifter called Trevor. On their way to a phoney destination, Phil wrestles with greed, empathy and his inner instincts to bring himself to kill another human being. The more he gets to know Trevor, who’s recounting his whole tragic life story, the more Phil loses his nerve. To make matters worse, Phil discovers that an old nemesis, Detective Edmondson, is hot on his heels. Determined to carry out his plan, Phil must overcome panic attacks, an interfering hitchhiker, a church full of redeemers, a friend’s homicidal wife, and a detective who is running a malign scheme of his own.
If only murder is as easy as it’s made out to be.