Jacob Kidwell, a young man seemingly on the rise, is found dead at the bottom of his stairs. There is strange, unexplained bruising which doesn't coincide with his fall.
Could his death simply have been an accident or was it something more sinister?
That is the question that Major Crimes Detectives Quinn Dempsey and Marci Burkett must answer. While they search for the truth, someone else is also determined to uncover what really happened to Kidwell. He's sticking his nose where it doesn't belong and it's getting noticed by the wrong people and causing problems for Dempsey and Burkett.
Secrets, lies, and double crosses are exposed as the detectives work to discover the truth about Jacob Kidwell's life. All the while, Quinn Dempsey struggles to hide his own secret that threatens to derail the investigation and potentially his career.