Andrei, nicknamed Red, is a young drug dealer, trawling hotel corridors, selling little bags of hits to hookers and businessmen alike. Shrewd and tough, he has seen more than his fair share of life. But he has a problem - a rival gang, the Abreks, have moved into his territory and are forcing prices down. Andrei is a loner, attached to no one, but he is smart. He knows a member of a rival gang, Peaky, who runs with the X-Rays. Andrei manages to get them some "rods" - guns - and concocts his plan to run the Abreks out of his area.