At first, Goren and Eames discover that the victim had recently withdrawn privileges from an imprisoned racist group, but their investigation widens when a West Coast appellate court judge is later murdered in similar circumstances. Interestingly, this judge had reinstated a manslaughter charge against a man who helped his terminally-ill friend commit suicide.
After investigating the case more thoroughly, the detectives realise that their first set of suspects was simply a smokescreen, and there is a far more insidious threat. Their investigation leads them to an errant, embittered father with controversial child custody decisions who might be using his teenaged son to help him commit his crimes.
As they probe further and deeper into the case, Goren and Eames sift through the likely suspects until they pick up a thread to a very unlikely one.
|Vincent D'Onofrio||Det. Robert Goren|
|Kathryn Erbe||Det. Alexandra Eames|
|Jamey Sheridan||Capt. James Deakins|
|Courtney B. Vance||A.D.A. Ron Carver|