Brian Dennehy is back as Jack Reed, investigating the murder attempt on a young woman. At the same time his partner is killed by the same hit-man who tried to kill the woman. Jack takes the woman into his home for protection until they find the hit-man. But he soon discovers that her ex-boyfriend, Phil Benner, a high ranking official in City Hall, ordered her death because she knew too much about his corrupt activities with city officials. When Benner is shot, he blames Jack Reed and so Jack Reed must prove his innocence.