The spin-off from the enormously successful US crime drama The Closer, set in the same police division. With the sudden departure of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, known for extracting confessions and closing cases, Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) is selected as the new head of the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes Division. But Raydor faces difficult challenges as she assumes Johnson's former post - just for starters is the fact that many of her squad members don't trust her because of her previous role as an internal-affairs officer. Then there's the LAPD's new cost-saving policy of striking deals with violent criminals instead of extracting confessions from them.