Rita Ray has been left to raise her sons alone when somebody grasses up her husband for an armed robbery. The problem is that is was one of his closest friends, and Rita can't let the matter rest. Word soon spreads that she is a formidable adversary, and when she is offered money to deal with other wrongdoers, she seizes the opportunity. She quickly gets caught up in a life of crime that makes her husbands misdeeds pale by comparison. When her sons grow up they make it a family business, but they wonder if they are out of their depth when they are forced to go up against members of the Mafia.