Rookie detective Jason Bartok is in trouble. He has a bag full of stolen money, and he's just shot his corrupt partner. Guilt stricken, he promises to track down his wounded friend's lover, a strikingly beautiful Chinese immigrant to deliver the cash to her. His search takes him on a disturbing journey through the shadowy underworld of Los Angeles and Las Vegas before discovering the irresistible Linda, a beautiful, enigmatic woman ensnared in the terrifying sex trade. Linda makes her escape with Jason into the California desert under relentless pursuit by the money's ""rightful owners"". With the mob closing in, Jason and Linda discover their mad dream of hightailing it to Paris is like the neon-lit sky of the hot Vegas night - full of dazzling hope that quickly fade with the punishing sun.