Lena, the transcriptionist, sits alone in a room far away from the hum of the big city newspaper's newsroom. For years, she has been the ever-present link for reporters calling in stories. She is loyal and unquestioning, yet technology is pushing her out. She reads a piece in the paper about a woman mauled to death by a lion and recognizes her. Obsessed with understanding why the woman went into the lion's den, Lena begins a campaign for truth. In doing so she also recovers a life: her own.