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SIGNAL 30, a POLICE RADIO CODE FOR AN EXTREME OR IMMINENT EMERGENCY SUCH AS A BOMBING ALERT, OFFICER DOWN, HIGH SPEED CHASE OF A FELONY SUSPECT, OR ANY OTHER EMERGENCY WHERE BACK UP IS REQUIRED.
In a quiet suburb of New Jersey, a 12 year old girl returns from Christmas vacation and finds an unopened gift at her front door. In the excitement and exuberance of a young child, she opens it. The early evening is shattered as the gift explodes and begins a tangled search for the person who would send this destructive present.
In the next few days, other devises show up at a shopping mall in New Jersey, the Holland Tunnel in New York, and the home of the Mayor in a nearby town.
Detective Shane Murphy, a 40-year-old senior officer with Special Case Investigations, is thrown into the maze of confusion as he attempts to sort out the facts before the perpetrator strikes again. While his personal life crumbles around him, as his wife informs him of her decision to pursue a divorce, Murphy finds assistance with the arrival of Stacy Landou, a 38 year old Special Agent with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Together they face the challenge of solving a case while working through the complexity of their own personal relationship. While professionally handling their romance, they still find healing of their personal wounds in the love and passion shared between them. The case becomes more complicated when the local press begins to hound Murphy and suggests he is failing in his investigations. With Shanes's career, marriage, and reputation seemingly out of control, the bomber continues to move one-step ahead of the investigation.