Nick Styles is a cop in the L.A.P.D. who becomes the assistant district attorney of L.A. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene after a drug deal that went wrong. Styles and Blake confront each other, and Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles. He seeks to tear Styles’ career apart.