Clay Beresford unwittingly becomes the focus of a complicated murder plot by someone close to him. The plot revolves around giving him a contaminated heart during the heart transplant surgery he is to under-go at the hand of Dr Harper, an old friend of his and an associate of his fiancée. Clay's mother is ever against her son's operation and planned wedding; she and her surgeon boyfriend attempt to talk Clay out of both to no avail. The plot climaxes when Clay is in surgery. His anaesthetic fails to work and he is left paralyzed but fully conscious. To escape the pain he has an out of body experience in which he discovers the plan to take his life and the perpetrators behind it.