San Francisco—the infamous City by the Bay. There are dark elements at work, and it's not as easy as splitting the world into groups of Good Guys vs. Bad Guys. Lines are being crossed, and the rules don't always count.
Matt Vaughn, former police officer, turned upscale San Francisco Private Investigator has a problem. He finds himself unwillingly but inescapably in the employ of The Russian, who has kidnapped Matt's estranged wife and is holding her hostage until a stolen artifact is recovered. As Matt works to solve the mystery, he finds things aren’t exactly what they seem, and now he doesn’t know whom to trust.
To complicate matters, tough, ambitious Journalist, Charlie Cooper, finds herself unwittingly entangled in the drama and mystery of greedy, power-hungry entities. Charlie becomes torn between her duty to report on transpiring events and keeping her word to Matt Vaughn as he tries to solve the mystery.