Shannon continues his cooperative relationship with Anna de la Costa - the Mayor's housekeeper - who is being pursued by immigration officials. Da Vinci learns from Pierce that Council is contemplating pushing the Mayor out of office, leaving conservative Deputy Mayor Joyce Simkins as the leading candidate to replace him. However, Pierce thinks that his left leaning party would have a chance of winning the next election with Da Vinci as the mayoral candidate, an idea Da Vinci thinks ludicrous. But Da Vinci, with Kelly's assistance, plays both sides when he speaks further to Sandonovo and Gohill about the federal government's view of who and what they would like to see in City Hall. Also ludicrous in Da Vinci's mind is the City's new anti-panhandling by-law, but that doesn't stop him from being a victim of a panhandler. Williams and Curtis attend to a death they think is a suicide. The victim is known to Curtis. A mystery occurs in that investigation when important evidence goes ...