New York City, 2004. Shortly after New York City rocker Tommy Peterson of The Winding Roads accepts an award at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gala at The Waldorf-Astoria, the guitar legend is found brutally murdered the next day inside his recording studio apartment in the West Village. Nothing is taken but the way in which Peterson was murdered raises questions as to what the killer's motives were.
Veteran rock journalist Tony Russo is devastated after hearing the tragic news of his friend of thirty years. But after NYPD detective and rock fan Caitlin O'Connell discovers Russo was Peterson's 'ghost writer' for his autobiography, O'Connell asks the experienced rock and roll expert to help the police with their case. With rock music and an endless list of suspects as their common bonds, the unlikely duo team up in The City That Never Sleeps to find out who murdered this American rock and roll legend and bring his killer to justice.