A frighten girl huddles in a corner fearing another hand acrossed the face. Reilly is determined to stop a rampaging father. Confident in his physical prowess he soon finds circumstances far more complex and dangerous. No longer a simple case of child abuse, murder becomes the reality and Reilly the accused. Irish luck, a cocky attitude and a never-say-die smile do little against a gathering storm of intrigue and violence. A shadowy tale parallels Reilly's and forecasts profound evil.