In the opulent world of Washington’s political upper crust, one man’s passion for the good things in life entrench him in a world of betrayal and murder. Escorting the elegantly coifed but desperately lonely wives and widows of Washington’s powerful elite is the favoured pastime of Carter Page III (Harrelson). Whether to the opera or dinner, or for a game of cards, Carter is their most sought after and willing companion. When his best friend Lynn Lockner (Scott Thomas) - the beautiful, smart, adoring wife of a Senator-discovers her lover has been brutally murdered, she instinctively turns to Carter for help. Caught in a web of intrigue and mixed motives, Carter suddenly finds himself implicated in the killing. As his friends desert him and the net grows tighter, he must race against time to find a way to clear his name.