In a New York City courtroom, a pair of sociopathic rapists are released after their sleazy lawyer points out a technicality in their arrest & discovery of evidence that pointed exclusively to them. These low-lifes, Tony Santiago & Max Gorman, had savagely raped a pregnant woman and beat her with a steel pipe to prevent her from testifying against them. The attack left her brain-dead and on machines. Not long after their release, the woman's sister discovers her brother-in-law carrying a .38, and calls The Equalizer for help. When the husband confronts Santiago, he levels his gun, but before he can shoot, another shot comes from elsewhere and Santiago falls, dead. Police trail the woman's sister and arrest the husband for murder. McCall, however, believes the husband is innocent, and soon he finds a disturbing pattern in 7 different unsolved murders involving ex-cons. Each one of the 7 had been killed after he had been arrested for a violent crime - and each had been released by the ...