Bobby Gold (Joe Mantegna) is a cop, he is devoted to the job and will do whatever it takes to get the job done. It's a world he knows all about until he picks up a routine investigation into the death of an elderly Jewish shopkeeper. Working the case Bobby is soon confronting his own ancestry and discovering a whole New World of scholars, ancient languages and passionate fighters. Suddenly what seems to everyone else a simple case of murder becomes Gold's link to a conspiracy of death. While Gold's boss is counting on him to bring in the killer, the investigation leads Gold to believe Zionist vigilantes and anti-Jewish conspiracy is responsible. Soon his vision, his loyalties to his partner Sullivan (William H Macy) and his promise to do the 'job' are clouded by the choices of morality he must make.