Michael Violet maintains the facade of being a legitimate San Francisco car dealer while secretly making money stealing luxury cars.
His brother, Jon, is a respected journalist who exposes corruption within the establishment. Michael keeps his double life hidden from his brother - until Jon exposes him. The two haven't spoken in over a year.
Yet when Jon is killed during an apparent burglary, Michael's life changes overnight. Driven by revenge and guilt, and with the police investigation getting nowhere, Michael begins a solo hunt for his brother's killer.
The only lead he has is a cheap diamond necklace that he discovers hidden in Jon's apartment. Although the necklace is a seemingly worthless trinket, when Michael finds himself pursued by a team of professional killers, he realizes that not only is the necklace the reason Jon was killed, but that it's somehow the key to a story that leads to the very top.