Willie Jamison used to be called the greatest poker player who ever lived. People flocked to see him play. The winner of the legendary Poker Slam, he was the toast of the town, appearing on radio and television. But one day, it became all too much for Willie, and he abandoned the showy world of Las Vegas, leaving nothing but a shadowy past.
Years later, Willie's nephew, Utah McCormick, desperately needs to find his uncle. Utah has received a threatening phone call from a stranger demanding Willie Jamison's money. Utah doesn't have a clue where his deadbeat uncle has gone, but he knows he has to find him if he wants to get out of this situation alive. Detailed world-class poker tournament play brings you into the mind of the poker professional revealing key clues to the mystery.
Following his uncle's crooked trail, Utah becomes immersed in the steamy world of Las Vegas. The naked underbelly of the gambling capital of the world sucks Utah in. But Utah knows his time is running out, especially when the men looking for the money pay him a visit. Utah eventually learns the truth about his legendary poker uncle-and discovers just how deadly the truth can be.