After four lawyers fail to get an innocent man, Collin Warner, out of prison, his friend, Carl King, takes on the case himself. He becomes a do-it-yourself investigator. He learns to read court records, he tracks down hard-to-find witnesses, he gets the real murderer to come forward with his story. In the end, he's able to accomplish all sorts of things the police and the professionals can't. King now runs an organization, called Success to Freedom, devoted to helping wrongfully convicted inmates.