Jack Walsh, bounty hunter, is hired by a bail-bondsman to catch his biggest bail-jumper, a mob accountant called the Duke. The FBI wants the Duke for testimony against his former boss and his boss wants him dead so he can't testify (plus he stoled millions from him). Walsh quickly captures the Duke in NY and has to return him to LA before the deadline. The journey takes him cross-country with the FBI and mob a step behind them. A second bounty-hunter also chases the two in an effort to steal the Duke and collect for himself.