Claire Norris, a young waitress in a small-town Arizona diner, sat on a jury along with eleven others and listened to the evidence against a man accused of a crime against a minor. After days of difficult deliberation, the man, Leonard Karlsson Jr.., was found guilty. In prison, the unspoken rule regarding such crimes was enforced, Karlsson was beaten by the other prisoners to within an inch of his life, his face severed and disfigured as a result. Now out of prison, Karlsson returns to the town that held his trial. Still severely scarred and barely recognizable, he conceals his wounds and his identity. In one horrifying night, he once again faces the twelve jurors who decided his fate. This time, however, he decides theirs.