M. L. Pogue wakes up each day without any idea who he is, or what has happened the previous day. His injury, the collateral damage of a car bomb, has left him with identity loss. Pogue listens to a cassette recording every morning to learn who he is and what has happened. His testimony - which he recorded prior to his injury- is vital to the District Attorney's case against Cornell, the criminal responsible for the bombing. Pogue must keep his condition a secret or risk letting Cornell walk free.