Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the murder of Nicholas Iliescu, a furniture dealer who was shot in the back of the head and then dragged by a car. In the course of the investigation, they learn that people who shopped at Iliescu's store subsequently had their credit card number used illegally. It points to Nicholas's brother Alex Iliescu and one of his sidekicks, Tommy Dinescu. Before they can do much about, the police find Alex in his apartment, dead from a number of stab wounds. Alex had only been in the U.S. for a short while but his teenage son, Leon Iliescu, had been living with his Uncle Nicholas for many years. The evidence points to Leon as being responsible for killing his father. His lawyer however tries to use the boy's cultural differences as his defense.