Recently married, 28-year-old Edgar Vincent is one of the sharpest police officers that the city of Chicago has to offer. Working a beat near the city’s south side, Edgar Vincent cruises the streets with his partner, Luis Abrego, maintaining order, enjoying life in the big city, and forming a bond they plan on sharing for life.
And then one day Luis goes missing.
With no trace and no motive behind Luis' disappearance, Chicago PD's homicide division works to discover the whereabouts of Abrego, only to abandon the search when Luis' car is found near Lake Michigan with a suicide note on the seats and absolutely zero traces of a body. Convinced that Luis Abrego had taken his own life, Chicago PD’s homicide detectives, led by the cocky Chief Detective Barnes, closes the book on the investigation and offers nothing more than his condolences to Luis’ wife before completely wiping his hands of the whole ordeal.
Hotshot patrolman Edgar Vincent, however, cannot sit still while this injustice is carried out in the name of his partner, and decides to hit the mean street of Chicago to track his buddy down, playing detective against the orders of his superiors, and ruffling the feathers of Chicago’s more sinister cretins in the process. With his job, his marriage, and the truth behind his friend's disappearance on the line, Edgar Vincent embarks in a tale that shows us his origins and first white-knuckle outing against the criminal underworld, and how the mistakes and successes that he experienced turned him into the man we know today.