Mitchell--a college professor with only three months to live--asks the advice of some younger university members on how to spend his final days. One suggests that he murder someone who is escaping legal justice. Mitchell contemplates the idea and chooses to eliminate Maris, a scheming
wench who thrives on ruining the lives and marriages of others, including former students Fitzgerald and Lynn. He succeeds in killing her, then turns himself in to the police. An exceptional offering on the effect of imminent death on the human condition.