Thief Luther Whitney breaks into the home of billionaire Walter Sullivan. When Sullivan's younger wife Christy arrives home unexpectedly with the President of the United States, Alan Richmond, Luther hides behind a one-way mirror and watches them engage in rough sex. When the President gets too rough, Christy attacks him with a letter opener. The President screams and two Secret Service agents enter and shoot Christy dead. They then clean up the scene of the crime and make it look as if a burglar killed her. Luther is discovered but not before he steals the letter opener with the woman's fingerprints and the President's blood. Luther is forced to go on the run, but when he sees the president on television, side-by-side with his friend Walter Sullivan, he vows to bring the president down and put an end to corruption.