Vincent Swan (Dennis Hopper), a retired homicide detective, thought his past was behind him…until the day he received a postcard from the serial killer he believe he had put in the grave. Little Jack had been law enforcement’s number one target for years. His modus operandi, trivia games with celebrity answers. In Los Angeles, a new game and a new series of murders have begun and, with the help of a rookie detective, Swan uncovers The Prophet’s Game. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting contestants into solving the riddles it supplies. If the contestants are wrong, somebody dies... somebody famous.