In a life or death situation, a police officer has milliseconds to make a decision that will affect the rest of his life. The flash of a gun forces Officer John Drake to make such a decision. Not only is the suspect killed, but a fellow officer is mortally wounded. Before the internal investigation can ramp up into high gear, the "Monday morning quarterbacking" starts from the press. Was the officer accidentally killed by Drake? Should he be charged with killing another officer? Politics skew the investigation and damn Drake, forcing him to take unorthodox action. The realistic fast-paced scenario follows what an officer experiences when lethal force is used.