Matt Scudder, a former policeman is now a private detective. He was asked by a drug dealer to find the man who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they have killed her even after he paid them. Scudder had refused. But the man then went to see him and told him how his wife was killed. Scudder took the job. He carried out some research and said that the man he was looking for did this more than once. And that's all they embrace is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to leave when they get another girl and Scudder try to make sure she's still alive.