The heart of the tale is a simple idea with complex
implications: Anthony Lucia, an old Italian pigeon keeper
known to his South Philly neighbors as "Pigeon Tony,"
doesn't try to hide the fact that he killed lifelong enemy
Angelo Coluzzi, nor is he sorry that he's dead. He justifies
the killing because he was merely carrying out a vendetta
begun more than 50 years ago in Italy, a blood feud that
brought great tragedy to Pigeon Tony's life.
But is murder ever justified? That is what ace lawyer, Judy
Carrier, an associate of the Philly law firm Rosato &
Associates, must decide for herself, before she can launch a
defense in what becomes the most challenging case of her
career. Challenging, not only because of its legal
complexities, but because she must outsmart and outrun the
victims sons, dangerous men who are determined to avenge
their father's death, and finish off Pigeon Tony and Judy
before the case goes to trial.