Newly retired Phil Oxnard's fear of boredom galvanizes him to investigate the death of a neighbor killed in a presumed auto accident. Phil's investigation takes him from his home in San Juan Capistrano to Las Vegas, the San Fernando Valley, and Palm Springs. In the process he follows the trails of a number of suspects including the deceased's former business associate, his two sons, his brother, and a crooked stock broker. Before solving the mystery, he finds himself in more than one dangerous situation. Boredom is no longer a problem. Survival becomes his goal.