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Truit Hickman is a small-time crook doing life in California's
notoriously brutal Corcoran State Prison for the murder of his mother.
He admitted to the crime, but now Hickman claims his confession was
coerced by the cops. A beautiful Internal Affairs detective, Secada
"Scout" Llevar, asks Shane to help investigate, and he agrees after
learning the original homicide detective was Brian Devine, a ruthless
cop with whom Scully has a bad history.
What begins as a routine
review quickly turns into something much more deadly. The case is
abruptly shut down by an LAPD deputy chief, and Shane begins to suspect
that for unknown reasons Hickman really may have been framed by the
police. But some things, once started, cannot be stopped, and the
investigation spirals dangerously out of control, implicating a violent
Hispanic gang, a millionaire power broker, and the front-runner in the
Los Angeles mayoral race.
Meanwhile, Shane and Alexa struggle to
save their marriage, which has come perilously close to disintegration
since Alexa's near-fatal shooting in White Sister - just as Shane finds
himself attracted to his new partner. Could the answer to their marital
troubles be tied to the case he's investigating? In Cannell's
heart-pounding thriller, Shane is tried in ways he has never been,
risking his family, his job, and his life.