Federal Public Defender Frank McGarrity thinks his indigent and trouble-prone client is probably guilty. After all, the two surviving victims cross-racially identified Thomas Calhoun as the rapist and murderer. After Calhoun is convicted, other crimes on Fort Dix point to another perpetrator. It's up to McGarrity to prove Calhoun innocent, but McGarrity becomes a suspect in one of the other murders. He finally understands how it feels to be wrongly accused of a heinous crime, but it may be too late when he's targeted by the real killer.