America has slipped into the second great depression. The country is in shambles. Crime is rampant. And Former Marine Lance Bell is despondent after his wife and unborn child are shot and killed. He vacates his career as a Denver police officer. He loses his home.
Despite his declining circumstances, his friend, the governor of Colorado, offers him the position of interim chief of police—after the current chief is brutally assassinated.
Knowing he can use this position to get justice, Bell accepts. But he joins a force corrupted by the Denver Cartel and Quinton Long: the man likely responsible for killing Bell’s wife and the police chief.
Bell’s first task is cleaning up the corrupted department—after which he intends to doggedly pursue his nemesis. Meanwhile, he reluctantly falls in love with a mesmerizing journalist . . . the only journalist with the nerve to publicly condemn the cartel.
The mayor and the governor soon begin exerting tremendous pressure on Bell to produce results. But Long and the cartel only grow bolder and more powerful. And this multifaceted conflict escalates into a fateful quagmire . . . the magnitude of which the mile-high city has never before seen.