Bill Blazer is a hard-charging young guy with a quick head and a suspicious mind. He drops out of U.C.L.A. to develop his novel idea for a high-speed, supercomputer. With cunning, guile and little else, he puts together a start-up company. His competitors and a large Japanese conglomerate are snapping at his heels. He needs money to keep his company going. In a deal with the devil, he accepts financing from a New York banker who he believes is now double-crossing him. His girlfriend Jennie Silvers tells him he is paranoid, but he is convinced everyone is trying to steal his technology. He soon catches one of his employees red-handed. Federal agents move in. Then the whole thing takes an unexpected turn that even Bill Blazer's distrustful mind could not have anticipated.