When a violent burglary occurs at Alex's in-laws' house, she comes face-to-face with their son Peter, the 14-year-old future father of Molly! Alex is desperate to help Molly's grandparents all she can, but Gene wants a big collar to bury the press stories of police corruption, and dismisses the case as trivial.
When the fingerprints from the crime scene reveal the burglar was George Staines, a notorious gangster, now supposedly dead, Gene realises this could be the catch he was after. Alex remembers hearing stories about the burglary, and is convinced that she would remember if the culprit was as infamous as Staines. Gene is determined to uncover the truth and get the headline he deserves, but will Alex's loyalty to her in-laws and pent-up resentment of her ex-husband lead her down the wrong path?
Alex finally gets to meet the mysterious man who has been circling her, and he arrives with a proposition; is her desire to get back to Molly strong enough to become a corrupt copper?