In a perfect world, they never would have met.
Dutch Van Den Broeck (Harrison Ford) plays an Internal Affairs sergeant who becomes entangled with , Kay Chandler (Kristin Scott Thomas) a high-powered Congresswoman when an airplane crash kills both their spouses. Dutch soon discovers that it was more than coincidence that had their spouses on the same plane it was an affair. Details of the affair anger Kay, who is determined to protect both her daughter and her political career. As the story unfolds, she finds herself unable to resist being drawn into Dutch's investigation, and the passion they find in each other brings about the most unexpected discovery of all.