The tragedy of teenage drinking hits Romano in the heart when he learns the young son of his fallen war buddy is an alcoholic supporting his habit by selling booze to his high school classmates and who is now escalating into bigger crimes.
When a serial killer's latest victim is a police officer, a plan is made to send a cop to lure him out. Stacey who knew the one who was killed, offers to do it. While her father reluctantly allows her to do it, Hooker is worried.
When the daughter of a cop who's an old friend of Hooker's is raped by someone she knows. The guy is apprehended but manages to find a way to get released. Hooker sets out to try and get enough evidence against the man. while his friend decides to break the law to get him.
Hooker and Romano team up with Jim Corrigan and his new rookie partner Stacy Sheridan to catch an armed robber who preys on people cashing their paychecks, among them Fran Hooker, whom he pistol whips and leaves in danger of blindness.
A shootout with a pair of gun shop robbers leaves a policewoman critically injured and emotionally traumatized. Hooker and Romano set out to bust the illegal weapons ring while also encouraging their colleague not to give up on life.
Hooker's looking for an arms dealer and the trail brings him to Chinatown. And Hooker comes face to face with a man whose wife Hooker was involved with years ago when she thought her husband was dead. What Hooker doesn't know is that he is the man he is looking for. And he meets the woman's daughter who could be his.
Someone trying to kill Lisa Jericho, a reporter who is relentless in her pursuit of the truth and a friend of Hooker. They try to make it appear that one of the persons she was writing about was the target but failed. Hooker senses this and tries to find out who has it in for her.
A guy who robs a jewelry store also kidnaps his son to get back at his ex-wife. Hooker vows to get the boy back. Hooker thinks the man is in Mexico so he goes there and works with a local cop who's a bit laid back in his approach.
When Hooker and Romano respond to a robbery with two other cops. Romano and one of the cops who came are shot. And the other cop, a woman is accused of not coming to backing them up, because of an incident from her past. When she is about to face a board of inquiry, she asks Hooker to be her advocate and Romano feels like Hooker is betraying him.
When several criminals are being gunned down, everyone wonders who is doing it. And when Hooker was with one of them before he was taken out, even he wonders. He gets a line on a possible witness and they find her, she says that the man was killed by a pair of cops. Later they use Hooker to get one of their targets that's when he sets out to get them.
A cop now a fed whom Hooker knows has gotten close to a major drug dealer. The Feds want to bust on major deal but they're worried that if any of his small operations are busted that he won't push through with the deal so they tell the police to back off but people are dying from his drugs. So Hooker tries to find a way to do both.