Marcus Freling is working as a mail carrier enjoying life. His pride and joy is his 13-year-old niece. Innocence is lost when her young life is snuffed out by a senseless random drive-by shooting in Harlem, New York. Over the next several months, Marcus's sorrow turns to anger. Anger gives way for a yearning to inflict vengeance on Troy, the drug dealer, whom fired the kill shot - Troy was questioned by Detective Rodgers about the murder, but he was released due to a lack of evidence.
Marcus lurks in the shadows of Troy's existence, fiendishly watching his every move over the next year. He kidnaps Troy and holds him hostage in a secluded farmhouse in the Catskill Mountains. He heaps unrelenting torture upon Troy over the next 30 days. He insanely serves as the defense attorney, prosecutor, and judge at Troy's mock trial in the barn behind the house.