As the investigation into Cindy Strauss' death takes an unexpected turn, English deals with the loss of his wife. Meanwhile, Chris Walton is offered a plea deal, and Erich Blunt meets with heavyweight lawyer, Warren Daniels.
Erich Blunt finds himself before a new judge - something his lawyer David Hertzberg surreptitiously arranged - over whether his bail should be revoked after his little trip to Nevada. With the bail issue settled, Erich turns to convincing Warren Daniels to take him back as a client. He agrees, provided Erich takes a polygraph test. Meanwhile, English and Mulligan find a pretty big hole in Mark Strauss' alibi - a video showing he'd left the bar at least 2 hours. Bill Wilkerson's wife learns of his affair.
In the aftermath of the Blunt verdict, the Homicide Department investigates a new death involving a drug-addicted socialite and her playboy husband. As they pursue that case, Terry and Hildy also discover that key witnesses from the Kevin Neyers case have recanted their original statements. The inspectors must uncover the truth while keeping their investigation a secret from their superiors.
Inspectors English and Mulligan are fully immersed in the tangled web of trying to solve the Kevin Neyers murder. As they investigate possible suspects one by one, they discover a series of shocking secrets on their pursuit of eventual justice.