The reputable New York attorney Alicia Charles can’t believe her ears: destitute globetrotter and occasional musician Will Hillinger wants her to help him be awarded custody of the orphaned nine-year-old Linus. Hillinger isn’t even related to the boy. He can’t provide Alicia with anything more than a clip from a family video that proves he’s the boy’s godfather. Alicia has just been released from the hospital following an accident and she thinks he’s crazy – until he confronts her with the terrible truth: she is responsible for the accident that cost the lives of the boy’s parents. Alicia has no memory of this event anymore. But as she doesn’t want to shirk her responsibility for the fate of Linus, and she accepts the case, against the warnings of her fiancé and law office partner Richard Parker.