In 1957, four-year-old Brett is confronted with his father’s misdeeds. When Brett’s father, Burt, has an affair with a police officer’s wife, Officer Benny Garcia vows to return the favor and destroy Burt and his family. After moving to another district in Detroit to escape Garcia’s wrath, Brett is accepted to Burton Elementary, a prestigious school for gifted children.
The cop is relentless, however, and guns down and kills Brett’s second-grade classmate and attempts to frame Brett for his murder. The Detroit police uncover the true perpetrator and reveal Garcia as the criminal. Brett learns Garcia is not just a cop but a federal agent operating with several accomplices.
Brett uncovers a plot to kill President Kennedy and the only hope to bring the rogue agents to justice is to memorize the crimes the team commits with his photographic memory. Soon after Brett begins his quest, he’s stabbed by a local gang. His mother’s father, a highly skilled marksman, takes Brett down south for gun training to learn to defend his family. In a short time, Brett becomes skilled and deadly with a hand gun, and the war in the Cass Corridor is on.