Two young women die at a private New England college twenty years apart. Yet the deaths are related by a Greek fraternity and sorority. An African-American professor and provost of the college wants to find out who's responsible, but the college president and dean of students want the investigation stopped. A mobster whose son is involved also wants it to stop and is willing to blackmail the professor to see that it is dropped. He knows something about the professor's father (who was supposedly killed while in the army) that could ruin the professor's career and reputation. But professor is willing to sacrifice all to find the truth.