Nicky Rigopoulos is a slick personal-injury lawyer who sells out his clients to finance his campaign for state court judge in Syracuse, New York. When his law partner is murdered, Nicky becomes the target of a police investigation. As he and his defence lawyer muster a defence, the murderer strikes again. To clear his name, Nicky must catch the killer before being caught by the police and his amateur sleuthing takes him across New York. The truth he uncovers surprises even the Syracuse police detective bent on destroying him.