On assignment from her editor, photographer Friday Foster (Pam Grier) travels to an airport to capture a few shots of the richest black man in the United States (Thalmus Rasulala). But it turns out Foster isn’t the only one taking shots as she witnesses — and photographs — an assassination attempt on her subject. With definitive evidence in her possession, she also becomes a target of the assassins. Joining a private eye (Yaphet Kotto), Foster sets out to discover the truth behind the attempt.