After Anthony Kilson(AK) is busted for smuggling heroin from Afghanistan into the United States working for a Black bag CIA operation while he was serving his country. Anthony Kilson formed a gang in federal prison awaiting his trial with the help of his well-paid lawyers, his wife Jackie and a well known black CNN reporter helped AK miraculously win his case. Soon after he hit the streets taking down banks to get even with the government and to fund his drug criminal network with ex-marines, navy, and army veterans and training criminals with skills and high potential to join the gang. Soon after the gang grows and become one of the most powerful drug cartels. The Mexican hire them to put in work providing transportation and muscle then chaos ensued all around the gang with jealousy from the Italian mafia and other local drug crews all jockeying for position in the bloody brutal drug trade. Once the gang expands into major cities and drug markets as the gang bulldozes their way to the top of the heap building an empire.
Detective Cassandra Wilson and her partner detective Jason Taylor work homicide in the 17th district in South Philly. After a difficult divorce with her husband detective Lenard Wilson, who has gotten hooked on drugs while working undercover. He began to beat her and she is in the fight of her life all while raising her daughter Kenya who want to become a cop as well coming from a whole family of cops. Cassandra loves to help women in her women in crisis program in South Philly. At the Dickson's house, she wants to do this full time and give up being a cop seeing all the dark side of life in the game. Then her past comes back to haunt her life her being raped when she was young by her mother's boyfriend and some of the young girl's she helped on the street who got killed and she thinks she can save everyone. Her partner Jason is a real cowboy ready for action coming from out the marines in Afghanistan he's Vietnamese and he taught Cassandra all the bad words in Vietnamese he has PTSD but he hides it from her. He knows about her issue but she doesn't know about his but they're both really tight over the five years of working with one another. Cassandra has nightmares all the time about her lost love Tony who was killed by Colombian drug dealers. She finds out that his brother Al had something to do with him getting killed. Cassandra hallucinations seeing a ghost from her past after few too many bazar cases the department makes her go see a psychologist to keep her job but after that things get crazier.