Mike Delaney was forced into early retirement from the LAPD because his boss, Lt. Scali, saw that he was getting too close to Scali's illegal operation. Scali knew Delaney would eventually put an end to his underhanded operation, and he couldn't allow that to happen. There was too much money at stake. He did the only corrupt thing he could do,he beat Delaney to the punch. He set Delaney up for a fallA hard fall. He set Delaney up to make it appear that he was at fault for getting his partner killed while drunk on stake out. But Delaney still had friends on the force who knew he was set up and came to his aid. What happened next was a twist of fate that no one could have imagined.