Alex (Vera Farmiga) is assigned to infiltrate Benny Li's (Stephen Chang) organisation, and Jake (Jon Seda) to the equally notorious gang of drug lord Quito Real (Ving Rhames), who is looking to expand by joining forces with Li. Meanwhile, unknown to the team, Carlos Cortez (Steven Bauer) is released from prison and the incarcerated Sonny Walker (William Forsythe) plots his own return. Above, from left, Bruklin Harris, Seda, Oded Fehr, Farmiga and Jarrad Paul.
The crime scene team investigates when the body of an unidentified young woman is discovered stuffed in an overturned shopping cart near a motorway underpass. Adding to the mystery are the cart's other contents: an expensive handbag, fashion magazines and a leather day planner with notes written in code.