For my story, basically it's a thriller where I want the MC, a cop, to pursue the villains on his own, without help and for it to be personal. However, in order for him to work alone without back up and to make it more convincing, I thought it would be better to write it so that the police force is after him as well. You see this in quite a few thrillers in the genre where the MC is going after the villains on one side, and has his own force after him on the other. However, I want the MC to win in the end. This is where the paradox comes in cause if the MC has the police after him, to the point where he is not even willing to turn himself in to fight it, he must have had to have done something pretty bad. So bad, that he would not be able to recover, even if capturing the villains in the end. It is also likely that if the the police are trying to stop the MC in his personal mission, that any evidence he gets on the villains would not be able to used in court as a result. So even if he kills the villains, he still has to make it appear like a legitimate bust. Is there any ways around the paradox of the scenario perhaps do you think?