David Swain is two years into his life sentence for murdering the lover of his ex-girlfriend, Katya Osman. In the dead of night, he escapes from prison. Hours later, Katya is found murdered.
Inspector Trave heads the manhunt and Swain is recaptured. A guilty verdict seems guaranteed. But suddenly the investigation takes an unexpected turn, convinced that they have arrested the wrong man, Trave must risk everything he holds dear to bring his unlikely target to justice.