When a political candidate is murdered his deaf campaign manager, Dana Sue Lacey, becomes prime suspect. The attorney representing her is Lillian Rose Martin. Martin is a very successful criminal attorney and has yet to lose a case, but this is going to be a tricky one for her. Dana's refusal to reveal information is damaging to Martin's defense yet she is determined to clear her client. The trial that follows evolves into a huge, controversial event which opens many doors to a surprising past.