When Marta Walraven's (Radha Mitchell) husband is brutally murdered, her first instinct is to protect her three young children. Her husband's business partners - Irwin Petrova (Wil Traval), Marta's scheming and untrustworthy brother, and Mike Tomlin (Lee Tergesen) -- were involved in an illegal drug business deal with rival gangsters, and Marta's husband paid the ultimate price. She already knows the violent world of organized crime; her father, Andrei Petrova (Rade Sherbedzija), and loyal bodyguard Luther (Luke Goss) are gangsters too. She and her sister Kat (Jaime Ray Newman) had always wished for a safer life without bloodshed and fear. For a while Marta lived happily as a stay at home housewife in San Marta's cooperation, FBI Agent James Ramos (Mido Hamada) now promises justice. Marta discovers a tenacity she never knew she had, and takes on the gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about her husband's death. As she digs into this dark underworld, she'll test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, determination and family ties like never before. To get out of this mob, she needs to beat the bad guys at their own deadly game.
Marta has tried to stay out of her father's world of organized crime, but everything changes after her loving husband is brutally murdered.
In order to absolve a debt, international crime boss Nicholae Schiller tells Marta she must import a shipment of drugs.
Crucial details of Marta's illegal drug shipment change at the last minute; Boris remembers a disturbing detail of his father's murder.
Marta's plans to flee the country with her children are derailed when Irwin is released from prison early; Mike stages a robbery of his own house in hope of paying off his debts.
Marta wears a wire to a meeting with Schiller in hope of building a case against him; Marta starts working with an influential woman with whom Schiller has a long history.
Marta fears the worst when Natalie goes missing, and turns to Schiller for help; Irwin tries to comfort Andrei's girlfriend.
Marta learns new information about Natalie's kidnapper and her husband's murder; Gabriel decides to deal with a dangerous problem himself; Kat and Ramos restart their relationship.