Ed Brown meets a girl, Elaine Moreau, while in Las Vegas working a fugitive warrant. They go back to her place, and suddenly she flees. When Ed runs outside in baffled pursuit, someone hits him over the head, and he wakes up in an alley, wallet missing. Chief Ironside and the team fly out to see him in the hospital, and are inclined to believe Ironside's Las Vegas colleague, who holds that this is some sort of confidence game. But Ed doesn't believe that, and works to convince his friends. It doesn't help that local law enforcement is buried under the high profile killing of prominent local Jim Cardoff.