Tom Jeffries has good reasons not to trust the justice system. It failed his sister and could fail his best friend, who lost his stepdaughter to a gang rape.
Tom launches a vendetta to find and destroy the Thorns on Roses gang, proclaiming them not fit to live. As Tom methodically stalks the gang, eliminating them one by one, the police make slow progress, closing the gap between them and Tom.
Further complications arise in the form of Abby Archer, a lawyer assigned to "help" Tom. She quickly becomes a nuisance that will not go away. But, in spite of their aggravation with one another, proximity turns animosity into respect, then into . . .