A routine follow-up on a newspaper story leads two journalists to a plot of kidnapping, murder and revenge.
It's a typical summer in Chicago as the Mafia and the Press engage in a mix of intrigue, and gunfire.
Tessa Morgan wanted to leave her past behind, but her Italian heritage falls into the mix as fellow reporter Scott Crawford begins to research a series of missing persons cases, and finds that one ended in murder. As he gets closer to the truth about how the Perelli family is linked to New York, and how the the Chicago Pier Authority and the City Council really work, she tries to warn him. The "family" doesn't take kindly to reporters interfering in their affairs.
But Scott has his own past and hidden agenda. The timing of his move from New York to Chicago is suspect. Is he romancing the pretty redhead reporter for a story? Or is it just coincidence that he knows Tessa's real name and her father?
Will the whole truth save them - or kill them....