Kevin Lomax, a top-notch Florida lawyer who specializes in jury selection, is summoned to New York City by the enigmatic owner of a huge law firm. After accepting a position at Milton, Chadwick, Waters, Kevin and his wife Mary Ann head for the Big Apple and a luxurious lifestyle. Lomax soon meets John Milton, the founding partner of the firm with worldwide financial and political interests. Winning soon becomes an obsession for Kevin. However, Mary Ann begins telling him that the other partners' wives are not what they appear, that she's having frightening experiences she cannot explain. When Eddie Barzoon, the firm's managing partner, dies a sudden, horrible death, Mary Ann's terrified perceptions pull her away from sanity. And through it all, John Milton keeps reminding his protege that life is rich with possibilities for those who are unafraid to sample them. But Lomax is stepping into Hell. And standing at the gates to welcome him is John Milton.