Detective Wyatt James is a veteran police officer in the Meth Lab team in Pierce County, Washington -- an epicenter of methamphetamine production. At the core of the local meth problem is the elusive, self-proclaimed "King of Methlehem." The kiing moves from one shelter to another, relying on the kindness and desperation of a variety of women. He's the top meth cook in the region and a dangerously successful identity thief.
Wyatt has been chasing Howard relentlessly, but the pursuit has become a fixation that threatens to destory Wyatt's personal life and distrupt the lives of his bookish girlfriend, Suki, who just moved into his loft, and his best friend, Mike, a prosecutor -- and perhaps involve them all in a dangerously volatile situation.