Amidst the burned-out buildings across the Hudson from New York City, a shining new city is being built. Up-and-coming architect Frank George awakes to a cryptic call from Ray Rahne and races to the construction site to see his partner lying dead in a pool of blood. This is the new Jersey City but unfortunately for Frank, the old rules are still the same.
Sometimes bad press is JUST bad press. Frank and Ray meet with The Ledger reporter Jane Kaplan to discuss her not so favorable feature on their troubled Waterfront Stadium Project.
Frank and Ray attend an awards dinner for real estate mogul Larry Tyerman. After a few too many drinks, Ray risks more than just the job when he decides now is the perfect time address Tyerman’s questionable ethics.
Frank and Jane are involved in high speed chase but don’t know who is driving the other car. Could it have anything to do with a conversation Frank and Ray had just a few hours earlier? Are the risks of failure more serious than Frank originally suspected?
Frank gets bad news about substandard materials being used on the project. Union steward Mike Gavette gently assures Frank that Ray was aware and signed off.
Frank gets roughed up by Tyerman’s driver and occasional muscle, Tony Hello. Frank soon realizes that Tony may be more than he seems…especially since his business card was issued by the FBI.
Frank tries to get Jane to reveal all she knows about the project. Later, Tony asks Frank to be an informant for the FBI.
All comes to a head as Frank races to the scene of Ray’s demise. All parties are present for the ultimate standoff.