|| LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott's. They are each other's last chance. He was a young cop on the rise, and she was bred to guard and protect. Now they are shunned and shunted to the side. They are suspect. And together they will set out to investigate the case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men who murdered Stephanie.