Capt. Nat Hernandez returns home from deployment and proposes to her girlfriend, Lucy Gainor. Her best friend and fellow solider, Sgt. Anton Peters, throws them an engagement party. But on the way home, Lucy and Nat are victims of a terrible hit and run accident. Lucy is killed. Nat is seriously injured. The owner of the car, Dr. William Montrose, claims it was stolen on the night of the accident and offers an iron clad alibi. Due to a lack of physical evidence at the scene, the local police decline to file criminal charges over Nat’s objections. Determined to find justice for Lucy, Nat takes Dr. Montrose to civil court.