John Mercer is released from prison after serving only five years of his life sentence. It was a double homicide; revenge against his aunt and uncle for abusing his sister. Things change when he meets Lenny Douglas, a police officer retired for his "ill health." Lenny is an operative though, tasked with bringing down those who think they are above the law. Mercer discovers though that his freedom comes at a cost. Made a hitman for the state he is assigned to bring down Jacob Gould, an untouchable criminal response for a hit on a police officer.