The political campaign of Senator Mills is on the rocks. A public gaff has turned his supporters on him, and for the first time it seems like underdog upstart Max Holliday could win. With the media now on Holliday’s side, Mills calls in Trip Dickens, a notorious assassin, to eliminate the competition during a campaign event at Circus Circus casino in Las Vegas. The hit is easy for the infinitely cool hitman till a sudden change of luck has Trip botching attempts on Holliday’s life as an intrepid reporter starts to notice - and misinterpret - the presence of this sinister figure who’s hot on Holliday’s trail.
Death has always been a big part of Carson’s life. Really, it’s a big part of everyone’s lives since everyone knows exactly when and how they are going to die. When it’s time for you to know, a mysterious call center calls to inform you of your upcoming demise. For many people, this information gives them a sense of purpose and drive. People organize lavish “Last Day” parties for their friends and family, enjoy extreme sports, and become closely connected to the people who are part of (or responsible for) their deaths. Unlike many people, Carson’s fate keeps changing. Left guessing what the end of his story will be, he lives his life navigating a world of certainty, uncertain of when his last call will be.