A local thug named Joey Minor gets into a shootout with the cops, resulting in him being wounded and an officer being killed. As Gower and his men search for Joey, they discover that medical supplies have been disappearing from the hospital where Joey's girlfriend Teresa works. They come up with a plan to nab Joey by using Teresa.
Police flood the area known as a "lover's lane" when a sniper shoots and wounds a young girl. They locate a man holding a rifle who quickly confesses to the crime, but Honochek and Gower sense that things aren't quite the way they seem to be.
An ex-gangster named David McMasters is gunned down by two men. What at first looks to be just another gangland hit could turn out to be something else entirely when Gower discovers that the victim left a very substantial inheritance to his daughter.
Crime boss Doc Stehlemyer gets paroled from prison and goes back to his old haunts with a "foolproof" plan for a million-dollar jewel robbery. Unfortunately for Doc, this foolproof scheme begins to fall apart almost immediately.
Roy Bradley's son is kidnapped, and he borrows the money for the ransom from his friend Alex Meriden. The squad manages to capture three of the four kidnappers and rescue the boy, but the ransom money is nowhere to be found.
Gower gets word that a hit has been ordered on mob financier Victor Vanda. He decides to warn Vanda and offer him protection, hoping that will turn him against his mob colleagues and he'll start naming names.