Janet King returns from a year's maternity leave determined to prove she still has her edge, but finds a very different Department of Public Prosecutions. Under growing political pressure, director Tony Gillies has formed an uneasy alliance with his police counterpart, Chief Superintendent Jack Rizzoli, and Janet's pre-eminence as Senior Crown Prosecutor is threatened by rising star Owen Mitchell, a former police prosecutor, willing to cut corners to win high-profile cases.
After the death of a young cricketer caught up in a betting scandal, Janet takes a job for the National Crime Commission investigating the dark world of organised crime and its links to match fixing and performance enhancing drugs.
Janet’s estranged father suddenly re-enters her life suspected of fixing matches for the Northern Devils - a club already under intense scrutiny after their star player punches one of his teammates, resulting in his death.
When Janet's father becomes the NCC's main suspect, she's torn between compromising the entire investigation & the need to pursue the truth. But as evidence against him grows, is a daughter's heart overruling a lawyer's head?
If they find the drug responsible for Tyler's death, Nate will get off his manslaughter charge, but Maxine wants him to keep his mouth shut about the betting syndicate. The trial is fast approaching.
Janet helps homeless teen Pearl which leads her to the drug that contributed to Pearl's brother's death, uncovering a doping & betting scandal with sports agent Maxine Reynolds as key suspect.
As the NCC closes in on the man who forced Clay to kill himself, Janet discovers who is behind the betting syndicate, placing both herself and her father in danger.
Janet discovers Darren Faulkes is the mastermind of the betting syndicate, but with no evidence, the NCC is forced to launch an undercover mission using a most unlikely operative.