Scott Roper is San Francisco’s top hostage negotiator, his success can be attributed ...
Scott Roper is San Francisco’s top hostage negotiator, his success can be attributed to following his own way of doing things, which doesn't always mean following department procedure, but he's good at his job and has the respect of his colleagues. Roper has been assigned a new partner, Kevin McCall, a former SWAT team member whom Roper is training in the fine art of handling dangerous criminals with words as well as weapons. Meanwhile in his spare time, Roper tries to smooth out his stormy relationship with his girlfriend, Ronnie Tate, and deal with his addiction to gambling. However, Roper has his hands full when Michael Korda, a psychotic criminal, claims some hostages in the midst of a jewel heist. Roper finds it hard to be cool and detached in dealing with Korda, since the thief killed a cop who was one of his best friends, and one of the people taken by Korda happens to be Ronnie.