When eight-year-old Justin Henley, heir to the Henley fortune, drowns in the family pool while in the care of his father, anguish and a ferocious need for vengeance erupt. Jessie Henley does not accuse her husband of negligence--she accuses him of murder with intent. The devastating loss of his only grandson spurs her father, magnate Douglas Henley, to use all his power and influence in the investigation. He questions the physicians who called the TOD, he challenges the chief coroner, he demands the best detectives for the case and he privately hires a retired cop. A boy who swam like a fish would not have drowned in the shallow end of his own salt water pool.