What do you do when you’re a local hero? Why, go into politics of course.
Former LAPD homicide detective golden boy, Charles Street, has been groomed to do exactly that. And by an organization poised to make some noise. The Moral Majority, an evangelical political group, plans on springboarding into a nationally powerful position by getting him elected as Mayor of Los Angeles.
His wife, FBI Special Agent Janelle Pachenko, is assigned as the head of a secret task force investigating local corruption. She can't tell anyone about it, especially not her husband, or the group who is trying to rework her image into the genteel, smiling figure of grace the public expects in the wife of a mayoral candidate.
As they struggle to balance their two worlds, bodies start dropping. Informants scatter. Even the local gangs are running scared, and no one is willing to talk. Politics turn to danger. Danger turns into nightmares in the sequel to 2010's Amongst The Killing.