Successful New York accountant Paul Benjamin is enjoying a three-martini lunch when a gang of drug addicts breaks into his home. After finding very little in the way of money, they brutally attack Paul's family, killing his wife and leaving his daughter comatose. Grief-stricken and aware that the police are unable to bring the criminals to justice, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Armed with a revolver and a self-destructive compulsion, he sets out to rid the city of its villains and exact revenge on those who destroyed his life. First published in 1972 and later adapted into five films starring the late Charles Bronson, Death Wish is an unflinching, powerful thriller about just how far a man can be pushed before he loses control.