The latest murder victims of two home invaders are the family members of a man who once sold fake D.E.A. badges to the killers and then began secretly cooperating with police. The case takes a harrowing turn when one of the law enforcement teams is put in the line of fire. In a legal gambit, Executive ADA Jack McCoy must then risk his career, and those of others, as well; bending the rules and using corrupt DEA Agent Almonte (Ritchie Coster) to lure out the sadistic psychopaths. Meanwhile, the police and the DAs have to deal with the loss of one of their own in the midst of this high-profile case.