Chicago Police Detective Linny Nomar is a very good bad cop. Or a very bad good cop. He can't seem to make up his mind, these days. Nomar is paid to look the other way when certain crimes are committed. Numbed by personal tragedies, he is apathetic to his fate and does as he's told, without anger or question. Until the day that he's inexplicably transferred to a special task force that was put together to solve a string of serial killings involving teenage boys. Nomar can't understand why he, of all cops, would be transferred or who would make such an order. Until he gets the call from his Mob handlers. The directive has come down. Nomar is to steer the case away from the truth, then when the time comes, frame the Outfit's hand-picked man for the slayings. Suddenly, he is riddled with doubt. Perhaps it's the camaraderie he feels with his team-mates. Or maybe it's the intense relationship he falls into with Detective Julie McCallister, another member of the task force. Whatever the reason, he knows he can no longer blindly follow orders.
Even though it will most likely mean his job, his freedom and quite probably his life, he knows he must betray the Outfit and find out what's really going on. It's a fight for redemption as Nomar struggles to regain the soul he has given away and save an innocent man from certain death.