Derek Cross, an ex-cop with a bad reputation, is forced to work as hired muscle for the Colonel, who has been peddling the designer drug, Firefly. The Colonel is in league with the New York triads and deals his drugs to New York’s political and social elite. When a rival gang, the Flying Tigers move in, the Colonel calls on Cross for help. While firefly’s use grows to epidemic proportions, the government ignores its existence...until it hits the front pages thanks to a nasty side effect—an overdose causes spontaneous combustion. Cross must decide if he can remain loyal to the Colonel or if he should help protect the government and the people from a band of drug lords bent on consolidating their power.