Pembleton and Bayliss are called to Fort Holabird, where they find the body of a man buried alive on the parade ground. The victim was a member of a small group of espionage enthusiasts, all but one of whom are quickly rounded up, but the full story only comes out when the last member barges into the squadroom wearing an explosive vest. Munch and Kellerman investigate a road-rage traffic accident in which the drivers of a passenger car and a state truck were killed. Cox faces pressure from her superiors to alter her autopsy report to show that the car driver was legally intoxicated and fend off a lawsuit from his widow; when she refuses and leaks the story to the press, she is fired and leaves town. Falsone loses the custody hearing concerning his son.