Annabeth learns there's more to the story after a middle-aged man is shot and killed by a teenage boy who claims he was protecting his friend from a sexual predator whom she met on-line.
During the murder investigation, the D.A.'s office learns that the murder victim was an investigative reporter who was writing a story about the dangers of the internet. Annabeth must determine if the victim's story is true, or if it was cover which allowed him to act on his pedophilic behavior. Meanwhile, Annabeth agrees to take a much needed vacation with Jack after he points out that she has been over-worked and distracted lately. However, a tragic death cuts short their romantic get away and will change her life forever.