Annabeth and the new team in the D.A.'s office investigate the multiple homicide of a family. Under pressure from her new boss, James Conlon, to swiftly bring the killers to justice, Annabeth must employ new tactics to draw out a confession. Meanwhile, Annabeth tries to smooth over the animosities between Ed Williams, a tough no-nonsense cop, and Ray Blackwell, Conlon's right hand man from New York, two new detectives assigned to work in the D.A.'s office.