When a young drug dealer’s ultimate test of allegiance to a crime boss goes horribly wrong, two detectives called to a crime scene watch the line between loyalties suddenly become a deadly blur.
Veteran homicide detective Jonathan Sparks has spent years trying to take down Nico’s empire. Sparks understands the street game all too well. Now he’s schooling his rookie partner, Detective Jeff Larson on what he’s had to learn the hard way: in the streets, the only rules that matter are those made by thugs like Nico, and you can’t always trust what you think you know. When Sparks and Larson are called to investigate a homicide in what appears to be convenience store robbery gone wrong, a cruel and unusual twist proves that in the deadly game being played on the streets, you never know who’s playing for which team until it’s much too late.