Having recently returned from an extended leave of absence during which he fought with the demons of grief and anger over the loss of his beloved wife and daughter, Michael Eugene Tanner has come to question the equity of a legal system which seems more preoccupied with the rights of criminals than those of their victims. He finds himself coming to the belief that a more hands-on approach to helping the victims may be called for. When he is asked by the senior partner of his law firm to look into an unusual request from a valued client, his inquiries into a local investment house result in attempts on his life. The deeper he digs, the worse matters become. Soon his questions lead to the Mob and answers cease, replaced only by Ominous Silence. When two men break into his house in the middle of the night Tanner, luckily awake, is able to fend off his attackers. Several more attempts support his suspicions about the investment house. It seems certain his life is on the line as he pursues answers.