A nightmarish series of events sweeps LAPD's Sergeant Shane
Scully and his wife (and boss), Alexa, into the vortex of
an enormous, jurisdictional firestorm.
First, a sheriff's deputy, a friend of Shane's, is gunned
down while serving a routine search warrant. His fellow
deputies blame the incident on the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms, whom they angrily accuse of having
failed to warn them that the suspect had a huge arsenal of
illegal weapons in his house.
Soon thereafter, a member of the ATF Situation Response
Team is shot to death, followed by the sniper murder of the
Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau. At the request of the
Mayor, LAPD, as an uninvolved and unbiased agency, assigns
Shane Scully to investigate.
He is given an impossible deadline to find a solution
before these two elite and deadly SWAT Teams kill each
other off amid a hurricane of horrible publicity. Shane
pursues his investigation in a direction that neither his
chief nor his wife agrees with, and succeeds in putting
himself, his loved ones, and his career in terrible
jeopardy before he finally discovers the shocking and