Death Grip Electric centers around Jack Haller (Jonathan Purcell), the son of a mortician who sets off a power struggle by killing the city's most ruthless crime boss over a gambling debt. With the dark and fragile city crumbling around him he must make a choice; fade back into the shadows of obscurity or take control before someone else takes his place.

In the grand tradition of American Gangster fiction, Death Grip Electric explores the idea that the blind pursuit of power will destroy you in the end.