Basically in my plot the main character, who is a cop, wants to get revenge on the villains because they get away with killing two other cops, for other reasons in the story. However, I was told that this idea is not feasible. It makes no sense cause it's a paradox. I asked a writing consultant, who I was considering hiring. He had a look at it, and made a good point. He said that it makes no sense to get revenge on cop killers, because the police take cop killing so seriously that they would be all over it. Even years after the case went cold. If I wrote it so that it skipped ahead in time, to the point where the protagonist was an old man, and the crooks had not been caught yet, then he could have a reason to get revenge before he died. But it's not believable that he would get it in a short time period. Another thing he pointed out was, that because of all the modern technology, it's extremely difficult to get away with murder, if not impossible, when it's a cop, since the whole police department will be all over it for decades. So murder will just not work for my premise, and it's a paradox. What do you think? Is my story re-writeable, or have I painted myself into a corner I cannot get out of. I can hire him to rewrite it but he says he doesn't believe he can, without changing the whole story, which in that case, I might as well write a different story. What do you think? I also came up with another idea. What if the cop's wife was raped or something like that? Then he would be avenging a rape which is not taken near a seriously by the police as murder in comparison. Would this work better? He says that will also be hard to swallow because people are much more forgiving when it comes to rape compared to avenging murder. Murder is just more believable when it comes to revenge. But that's the paradox. Murder is more avenge-able, but since it's almost impossible to get away with murder without being caught eventually, there is therefore no reason to get the revenge without waiting a few decades first logically. What do you think? Is he right?