Jay Axelrod kills man in moments of unpremeditated fear and passion. Filled with guilt, he is ready to confess but authorities do not believe him because there is no victim. When Axe declares that the victim has been stolen from him, he is ignored. Unable to relieve himself of his crime, he is driven by his guilt to go in search of the reason for the theft. This takes him on a strange and complex quest which becomes a mission to expose the truth.