Brad’s life is marked by one disillusioning event after another that drain his early idealism and force him to begin a descent into frightening mental instability.
Detective Parker Havenot enters the scene after an unusual accident that nearly kills the doctor who Brad blamed for his “son’s” premature birth. As the detective becomes more involved, he realizes the complexity of Bradford Wallace. When Brad is forced into early retirement after refusing to take part in the political games of his superintendent, he also loses his marriage. Brad’s ultimate revenge climaxes on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire where he seeks “final” justice for the inequities he has endured.