Sandra, a court sketch artist deaf from birth, undergoes an experimental surgery designed to restore her hearing. Nothing apparently happens, but when in court she begins to hear a man's voice in her head. She soon realizes the voice is coming from a crooked police detective, Malone, who framed the person on trial and stole the drug money. No one believes her but he soon realizes she knows of his crime and when she goes to find the money he hid in a bus as evidence, he finds her. He captures Sandra but she can see it all stems from his blaming himself for his brother's death as a child. He spares her and turns himself in when she reminds him of what he lost.