When D.C. detective Sam Fowler is called to an arson and homicide in one of the District’s seedier areas, he is ready to write off the crime to the drug trade. But the victim turns out to be a high-tech executive working for political campaigns, and Fowler thinks there’s likely a more complicated motive behind the death.
Then he meets a CIA spook in a bar, and Fowler knows he is in over his head. His case is being influenced by forces far above his pay grade, and those forces will stop at nothing to derail the investigation. The unlikely pair must now work together to unmask a conspiracy and stop a threat to national security.