A wealthy mid-level banker is given the opportunity to start over with a new identity, face, and life of leisure as a painter. But, he has trouble giving up his past.
The movie version of Seconds is like a feature length Twilight Zone episode, only more brutal and cynical. The book is much the same. If anything the book is less brutal. I don't know that this story would work as well in the present of 2017. Really it only works when played against the optimistic veneer of the early 60s.