Robert Peernock is on a mission to expose government corruption, then his wife, Claire, is killed in an apparent car accident, while his daughter, Natasha, is injured but survives to tell authorities what happened to her mother prior to the crash.
When Angelina Rodriguez’s husband, Frank, dies suddenly under mysterious circumstances, police chalk it up to a bad flu. But when the inconclusive coroner’s report delays Angelina’s insurance settlement, she starts pushing for a cause of death and claims that her husband’s death was no accident, he was poisoned. The police investigation reveals something far more sinister, Angelina’s past. Will this weeping widow be found guilty of her husband’s death?
Two orphans, Polly and Doug, live with their stepmother Lynne; Polly collapses with the same mystery symptoms that killed her father. The kids' visiting uncle, Whitney Cameron, is warned that the symptoms match strychnine poisoning, but that poisoners are seldom detected and rarely convicted. Sure enough, no case can be made against the obvious suspect; so what can Whitney do to save the next victim?