Kevin Costner displays some charisma, for once, in a twisty, stylish espionage thriller. Tom Farrell (Costner) is a Naval officer working in the Pentagon who discovers that his lover, Susan (Young), is also the mistress of his boss, Secretary of Defense Brice (Hackman). When Brice arrives
unexpectedly at Susan's lavish duplex, Tom sneaks out a side door, and although Brice sees Tom in the dark street outside, he cannot identify him. Brice then explodes with jealousy, and he and Susan get into a fierce argument that leads to Susan's accidental fall over a railing to her death. A
shaken Brice returns to his offices in the Pentagon and there seeks the help of another ...