Mark Doran has given up on happiness, all he wants now is a little peace. A failed marriage, disappointing career and addiction to everything under the sun have made Mark chuck everything and seek the path to enlightenment. However, Mark's tranquil life goes by the wayside when his son wakes him early one Sunday with a telephone call. "Dad, I shot someone. I couldn't help it."
Mark races from Washington, DC to Maryland's Eastern Shore to investigate. His son witnessed a mob killing and shot the killer in self-defense. To protect him from retaliation, Mark uses his position as a reporter to pin the killing on the vigilante Orion. He enlists the aid of an ex-cop dying of cancer to help maintain the fašade. Before Mark knows it, the mob comes to town, the FBI starts investigating and the ex-cop and his psychotic friend are gearing up for a war. To make matters worse, Mark's ex-wife Yolanda can't keep her hands off him. He wants to be supportive, after all her son is in danger too, but he still bears the scars from her leaving him. Then all hell breaks loose when the real Orion pays a visit.