Sam Aaron is an LAPD undercover officer. He was supposed to help intercept Los Tiburones cartel shipments, create an opening for the Feds to shut down the cartel operations in California, and go home to his potted plants. The task force (codenamed "Raze") has intercepted the cartel shipments as though they had a shipping schedule for them, but someone is flooding the streets with coke like never before. Sam is tasked with finding the new drug dealer on the block, so his three-month operation has turned into an indefinite hell. Meanwhile, Manuel "El Tiburón" Santos has streamlined and revolutionized cocaine production in Colombia, but he's not making money like he should be. His "lieutenants" and "soldiers" keep getting arrested and/or whacked when they go to California, and it pisses him off. But at what point would the head of a cartel handle business personally? That's my problem. I need to draw Santos into Sam's crosshairs, and I don't know what would compel Santos to show up in California. Santos did take a different approach to business than his predecessors and rivals, but showing up in the place where your shipments are being routinely seized seems idiotic. What would make him that desperate?