When jockey Martin Stukeley dies after a fall at Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen videotape. Logan is a glassblower on the verge of widespread acclaim. Long-accustomed to the dangers inherent in molten glass and in maintaining a glass-making furnace at seldom less that 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, Logan is suddenly faced with terrifying threats to his business, his courage, and his life. Believing the missing videotape to contain priceless information, and wrongly convinced that Logan knows where to find it, a vicious group of villains sets out to extract from him the answers he doesn't have. To survive, he realizes that he himself must sort out the truth. The final race to the tape throws more hazards in Logan's way than his dead jockey friend could ever have imagined.