After serving time (12 years!) for a crime he didn't commit, Detective Charlie Crews returns to his job at the LAPD but gets a cool reception from his new partner, Detective Dani Reese, and their tough boss. Constance is the attorney who finally managed to get Charlie sprung from prison after DNA evidence exonerated him of murder. Charlie's former cell mate, Ted Earley (once the CEO of a powerful company), is now Charlie's housemate and financial adviser. Charlie's post-prison police work incorporates some quirks he acquired while serving time -- a Zen philosophy and a fixation with fresh fruit.