Jim Prufrock, investigative agent for the Carson City branch of the IRS, receives a mysterious fax from the Versailles Casino in Push, Nevada. When Jim calls the sender and gets only an angry brush-off, Jim decides to go to Push to investigate.
Jim enters Sloman's Slo-dance Bar where he meets Mary, who warns him (vaguely) that there is danger in town. He also meets Silas Bodnick at the Versailles Casino, who is definitely crooked, and potentially dangerous.
Jim tries to leave Push, but finds himself drawn back into its mysteries.
Three mysterious strangers arrive in Push, and seem very interested in the Versailles Casino theft.
Jim tries to get the local law enforcement to investigate a couple of murders, but he quickly suspects the sheriff and his deputy are not the honest officers they originally seemed to be, so Jim begins his own investigations.
He also finds himself in an odd arrangement with a tattoo artist, while Mary appears to be trying to recover the stolen money.
Jim allows the tattoo artist to ink him in exchange for information on the murderer. While pursuing some leads, he learns more about the residents of Push, but the three mysterious strangers are aware of his presence.
Jim is arrested, his bail is set high, and his lawyer doesn't seem up to the case. Grace is suspended at the IRS for searching Push's records. She learns that Jim's bail is paid anonymously and tries to find out who did it. Mary is called in by Mr. Sloman, who first tries to persuade her, then threaten her, into telling him where the missing Bible is.
Jim also meets Eunice Blackwell, who tells him about eight copycat suicides that occurred in 1984, the same year that the Versailles Casino opened.
Jim is threatened by the woman who has been posing as Dawn the Deputy. He learns that she is actually a U.S. Treasury agent who is out to get Sloman. Grace tracks down a private jet that seems to belong to the person or people who posted Jim's bail. Delilah invites Jim in for tea, and gives him some information while she also hits on him.
Meanwhile, Mary tries to avoid Sloman until she can discover what Shadrack did with the Bible. Sloman demands the money by sundown, and since she doesn't have the money, he demands something indecent from her instead. Dawn also meets with Sloman to set up a deal.
Shadrack delivers a sculpture to Jim with the Bible is built into it, but Jim doesn't notice the book.
Jim is trapped in his room due to his anklet. He sends out a mass email describing his case and calling on people to investigate. He remembers Shadrack's muttering, and thinks that Watermark Consolidated may be involved. Jim finds many other clues hidden in Shadrack's sculpture.
Mary arrives at Jim's room, and flirts with him to distract him. He pries information from her, and she steals the Bible from the sculpture.
Dawn takes Jim to a quarry where they find Sloman, a bag of cash, and the mysterious lottery tickets. Sloman wants Jim killed, and on his order, Dawn fires her gun.
Dawn saves Jim's life, they are rescued, and the whole fiasco seems to be over.
Jim sees Push as not a town, but as a huge money-laundering operation, with Sloman as the head, and the three well-dressed men as the muscles. But Jim still wonders who sent the fax that led to his investigation.
Mary passes the Bible back to Job. Jim tries to leave Push, but some residents still have some unfinished business with him, including Mary, who kisses him.
When Jim goes home, he takes back his ex-wife. And suddenly, he feels his new life with Darlene is becoming very much like his experience in Push.
Derek Cecil, the actor who played Jim, tells viewers that the whole thing is a real conspiracy, and they should go to www.pushtimes.com.