She was found with a guitar string still wrapped tightly around her soft neck. Eighteen year old Josh Anderson, the college boy from next door, is charged with her murder. It was his guitar string around her neck. His footprints are found inside her house. Her earring found under his bed. Donna Gardner's husband Jack was hundreds of miles away on business.
Homicide Detective Dean Daly was Jack's best friend and was suspicious even before he stepped onto the crime scene. It was a simple comment over a few beers made by Jack six months previous. A comment of how DNA evidence is so over used and over trusted these days that even he could plant DNA evidence so easily that the deeper one searched, the further from the truth the evidence would lead. And no one could ever catch him.
Dean pursues Jack while Jack insists he has nothing to do with his wife's murder. The evidence tells of a secret sexual relationship between the two lovers Donna and Josh. The trial of Josh nears, and a stranger approaches Jack with some revealing information that changes everything. He demands Jack and only Jack to take action to clear young Josh. He tells Jack that Jack must act soon or he will go public with what he knows. Jack has always known more than he has told and now faces a difficult decision that will determine the fate of young Josh and the others involved.