Zane Malik is a young detective at the Major Crime Squad in Sydney, Australia. He's also a Muslim, in a post-9/11 world where such an identity automatically arouses suspicion and fear. He's a good husband and father and a dedicated cop with one main problem on the job: Detective Sergeant Ray Crowley. Crowley's an old school policeman for whom rules and regulations play a poor second to getting results. Malik, Crowley, and the rest of the Major Crime Squad team work together to solve a variety of cases involving people who represent a cross-section of modern Australia, with the two rival cops invariably butting heads in the process. This award-winning series explores the fear and mistrust that exist between East and West, between Muslim and non-Muslim, and between two men whose lives are irrevocably intertwined.