A strip bar, unknown city location. It’s night. All manner of shady characters coagulate around the bar. Doormen scowl at the punters, barmen and barmaids ply a steady trade in beer, vodka, whisky, rum.
It is here that our three protagonists meet. A Contractor has pulled in two of the finest killers in the City for the job of a lifetime – the catch is, he can’t tell either man who the job is for or what it is. They are to travel with him in the back of a truck to an undisclosed location. Our killers are types we know – the cold, flinty veteran of countless paid murders – we’ll call him A - and the young up-and-comer who we’ll call B: good looking but arrogant. A, sipping tequila, probes at his younger accomplice, sensing frailty beneath the swagger. No matter his misgivings the potentially payday persuades A to take the job and all three board the truck waiting in a side alley.
As soon as they board the truck, A’s trepidation is warranted. Unknown to them both men have been drugged. They pass out. On waking they find their Contractor has been brutally murdered. Trapped in the back of the truck a tense debate what they should do next. Their ruminations pass through various theories and their respective characters and life experiences are revealed in their responses to the situation they find themselves in. But things soon take another turn for the worse.
A woman calls for the murdered Contractor. As they speak it transpires she is the Client's representative, although this mysterious woman refuses to give either man any answers as to where they are going or who their paymaster is. Over the course of several interrupted conversations, it becomes apparent that both men are locked in the truck because of past transgressions against a shadowy underworld boss known as Mr Fines.
As the journey lurches towards the inevitably bloody conclusion they learn about each others, their lives, loves and ultimately the very things that snared them inside the truck.