During a routine background check of a Special Agent applicant an FBI lab tech discovers the young man's fingerprints are an identical match to not one but two other people already in the system. Aside from actual confessions more crimes have been solved by fingerprints than any other type of evidence, and this discovery could throw legal systems around the world into chaos--if it becomes public knowledge. Powerful government forces in the FBI and beyond immediately try to remove all the evidence--which includes the idealistic lab tech who made the discovery and Dave Anderson, the young man whose dream it has been to become an FBI Special Agent.
The racially divided gritty dystopia that is modern Detroit provides the backdrop as forces move against Anderson--but young men drawn to law enforcement are rarely blank pages, and Anderson already has more than his share of secrets. The question is, who can he trust with them?