As McCall is taken to surgery to have the bullet taken out of her spine, Hunter goes to meet Big Jack Hemmings, whom he suspects tried to have McCall murdered. Minutes after Hunter drives away from Hemmings' mansion, he is arrested by Beverly Hills Police on a murder charge! Hunter calls Capt. Devane after being booked, who calls Hunter's old nemesis, defense attorney Mike Snow, to represent Hunter. In a meeting with the A.D.A., it becomes apparent to Hunter that the Beverly Hills homicide officers are attempting to pin the homicide on Hunter any way they can, for political reasons. The D.A. decides not to charge Hunter yet, and Hunter soon discovers the real suspect is much closer to Hemmings than the Beverly Hills P.D. had thought - it is Hemmings' wife, who is planning to flee the country! Hunter must race against time to stop the real killer from getting out of the country while the Beverly Hills P.D. try to pin the crime on him.