In this sequel to Death Wish, now a major motion picture starring Bruce Willis, vigilante Paul Benjamin continues his killing spree.
Paul Benjamin was an ordinary New Yorker until a gang of drug addicts killed his wife and raped his daughter. When the police proved helpless, Benjamin bought a gun and sought vengeance, methodically tracking down the addicts and killing them.
On his first night, after having moved to Chicago, he stumbles out of a bar in a bad part of town, pretending to be drunk. When two thugs set upon him, they find their quarry sober and armed. He kills them both, beginning a new cycle of violence.
Written by the Edgar Award-winning author as "penance" for the glamorization of violence in the successful 1974 film adaptation starring Charles Bronson, this sequel shows the self-destructive consequences of taking the law into one's own hands.