Louis Burke, a Canadian detective arrives in Los Angeles to pursue a criminal prosecution, nicknamed "charmed", which is guilty of the death of his partner. The criminal ambush, but Burke manages to shoot him. A year later, the Attorney General of the State proposes to introduce a prison disguised as a prisoner of Burke, that he could investigate the circumstances of the death of the assistant director of the prison and nine prisoners. Under the guise of the spouses Burke's relationship with him will provide Amanda Beckett. Burke manages to penetrate the prison store, where he finds all the files of the victims, which marked a strange abbreviation. After some time, Burke finds the list and his name, but he miraculously escapes from death.