A friend of Hardcastle's, a lawyer dies. At the funeral, he catches his young wife with another man. He talks to his friend's partner who was forced out of the practice by the wife and he tells Hardcastle the wife was only interested in his money. Hardcastle learns the man died while at some health spa for the elderly. So he goes there as a client and McCormick goes as a trainer who puts Hardcastle through the wringer.
Two cops kill a known drug smuggler. The son of an old friend of Hardcastle's pulls him over and asks for help in speaking to the commissioner about it, but the commissioner isn't accepting his calls. When Hardcastle brings him and Lt. Frank Harper to the meet to speak to Rafael, they find him dead. So they send McCormick in undercover as a police officer.
A man who was charged with armed robbery 15 years ago, whose trial Hardcastle presided over, is released when the true culprit a friend of his, makes a dying confession. The man seeks out Hardcastle, because Hardcastle wouldn't allow evidence that would have cleared him. Hardcastle tells him, he can't give him back the years he lost. But offers to help get back on his feet by getting him a try out with a baseball team, it seems he was a star baseball player when he was arrested. At the same time Hardcastle looks into something his friend said before he died--that he ...
While on vacation in the Oregon wilderness, the plane in which the Judge and Mark are passengers, crashes with the pilot dead. They come across a campsite destroyed by a grizzly bear and a murdered fisherman (Terry Bradshaw).They take an inflatable raft and brave a river full of rapids. They're spotted by 3 men who prey on those they find in the wilderness. It becomes a matter of life or death as they try to escape the murdering hunters.