Raynold O'Brien and his wife, Patricia, are devastated when informed of the murder of their only daughter, Virginia. The indelible and unforgettable hurt sustained by the O'Brien's cause Patricia to drive herself into a bridge abutment on the day Robert Minihan is indicted for Virginia's murder. Ray is overwhelmed. An incompetent medical examiner bungles the evidence, and lying witnesses force the jury to a not guilty verdict. Minihan is back on the street. He is guilty but protected by "double jeopardy." Ray is traumatized. He dedicates himself to the extermination of Virginia's murderer.