For some it is an honor cottage. For United States Senator Desmond Gardner it's a minimum security federal prison that he and Sweet Tony Martinelli now call home. Unlike Gardner, Martinelli's rap sheet smacks more of crime in the streets than crime in the suites, which is why it makes no sense that when Martinelli is killed in a locked room in the honor cottage, it is Gardner who is implicated. Is this a case of prison misdirection or are Washington politics at play? Gardner's daughter, Wendy can't believe her father is responsible and enlists Richard Michaelson to uncover the real criminal. It doesn't take Michaelson long to figure out that the worst criminals aren't in the honor cottage.