A homicide detective views a body in an alley. An old gnawing feeling returns. He leaves, knowing what he must do.
It is February, 2008. AG, the head of detectives for Manchester, New Hampshire, is called to a homicide scene on a cold Sunday morning. Another senseless act of violence; the detritus of the just-ended Presidential primary campaigns lying on the ground; the prospect of temporary media overkill of something that never gets resolved. These combine with the gnawing that he felt every time he investigated a violent crime. Only this time the gnawing was intense. He realizes that he had failed his goal - his mission - to defeat violent crime!
The knowledge of his failure angers him. He leaves the scene determined to renew his mission.