Though considered by many ? including rookie partner agent Ellis Dove (Travis Fimmel) ? to be the best in the business, FBI undercover operative Charles Barker (Patrick Swayze) has a style that is nothing if not unorthodox. In pushing Dove to immerse himself more deeply into the characters they create, Barker makes it clear how the stresses and dangers of working undercover make normal relationships impossible. As he and his mentor are tested by cases that pit them against ruthless drug lords, dangerous arms dealers, corrupt cops and deadly killers-for-hire, Dove also struggles with his own secret: he?s being asked to cooperate with an FBI investigation of Barker, who?s suspected of going rogue. And as Dove is pressured to become an informant, Barker launches his own investigation into a conspiracy within the Bureau that?s protecting a secret cadre of agents operating outside the law. The troublemaker veteran makes his new partner sweat as they work undercover, using clever manipulation to continually test Dove and drive him deeper into the "roles" they play on each case. Dove struggles to do the job the way he's being taught while facing pressure to spy on his veteran partner to support the internal affairs investigation.