Shannon is a young woman who dreams of becoming a successful journalist like her father. When she lands her first major assignment in the city, she quickly discovers that the ugly reality of life in the big city is far different from the dream she imagined. With the help of her new friend, a street-wise teenager, Shannon comes to understand the harsh realities of life in the inner city and the politics of crime. Despite the danger, she persists in trying to get the story, only to find herself in the middle of a city-wide conspiracy. Now, with corruption all around her, Shannon has to choose between the life she wants and the truth she needs to find.