Danny Bledsoe, a key witness set to testify against crime boss Alfredo Matessa, is escorted to Los Angeles by Nicole Stockman, a beautiful tough-as-nails detective from San Francisco, where he had fled to. From the start, Nicole makes it very clear to Chase and August that she resents doing all the work to catch Danny in San Francisco, only to have them receive all the credit during the L.A. trial. And Danny isn't known as "The Eel" for nothing. As Chase and Nicole are transferring Danny to a safe house, he escapes. Afraid that the police can't protect him from Matessa, Danny decides to take his chances on the street. With time running out, Chase, August and Nicole have to catch The Eel before Matessa's thugs do.