Detective Nance Spinosa feels her hard work and perseverance have paid off when she becomes head of homicide for the Long Beach Police Department. But her first case opens a trove of local dirty secrets and she finds herself navigating a labyrinth of crime and corruption.
Nance receives a tip that a series of seemingly unrelated fatal mishaps have a connection. Certain the bizarre accidents are murders resulting from a decades old scandal, she takes her findings to her superior. He crushes her theory of a serial killer and declares the case cold.
But Nance Refuses to give up. With an uncooperative boss, and a team of second-guessing detectives who assume they could do a better job, she ends up on everyone’s radar, including the killer, who is closing in and setting Nance up for disaster.
Pursuing her investigation through an ever darkening landscape, Nance must either apprehend the killer, or risk losing everything.