To save his marriage and career, Gates has been forced to deliver Arnott into the hands of violent criminals. Gates stares into the moral abyss and decides whether or not he can do such a thing to a fellow police officer. No one is more surprised by Gates' decision than Arnott. Arnott is forced to reconsider his enmity towards Gates, knowing his divided loyalties could possibly scupper the whole anticorruption operation. Worse, he must hide the truth from his partner, Fleming.