You are Max, an American journalist in Paris. There seems to be a story at hand, about a big drug dealer who is covered by some influential person in politics. To get the dealer talking, you offer him a photography in exchange for some information. But when you get there, the drug lord is dead and everyone's on your back - mistaking you for the killer.
The game itself is a movie adventure on four CD-ROMs, dividing gameplay in Clue- and Action-turns. You can control the game completely via mouse.
Source: Wikipedia, "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Runner," available under the CC-BY-SA License.