Young violin prodigy Julia is dealing with an abusive boyfriend and the pressure of a chance to join the Baltimore Symphony. When botched surgery to remove a cyst from her left hand leaves it paralyzed, she and her father sue the doctor and hospital. They lose in court, and the father learns of collusion and corruption. Pushed over the edge and still fighting old demons of his own, he retreats to his work shop. He builds unique metal hands containing deadly weapons!