Ambitious teenager John Ibrahim earns respect when he cheats death and buys into his first nightclub. Naive country girl Kim Hollingsworth takes her first steps into prostitution, starting a chain of events that will rock the Golden Mile.
John Ibrahim dodges death after being shot, and gets some powerful career advice from George Freeman. Detective Trevor Haken strikes a profitable deal to control the drug trade in Kings Cross. Kim turns her back on prostitution and applies to join the NSW Police.
Kim Hollingsworth organises a strip show for a police charity. Smalltime bouncer Benny Kassab has an audacious plan to become King of the Cross. Bill and Louis Bayeh fight off threats to their drug dealing empire. Trevor Haken's alcoholism takes a toll on his marriage and his ability to manage police corruption.
Louis Bayeh vows to avenge the drive-by shooting of his house. Debbie Webb becomes a whistleblower on police corruption, with shocking results. Kim Hollingsworth plans revenge on a police officer who betrayed her trust.
Corrupt cop Dennis Kelly tries to further his career by joining the National Crime Authority. With her career in tatters, whistleblower Debbie Webb makes a fateful decision to join the fraud squad. Fed-up with prostitution, Kim Hollingsworth considers her career options.
John Ibrahim is under pressure following a spate of gang violence on the Golden Mile. Debbie Webb finds a powerful ally in her fight against police corruption. Kim Hollingsworth tests the loyalty of her new boyfriend with a sexy challenge. Dennis Kelly uses all his cunning to turn a corruption allegation into a career opportunity.
Kim Hollingsworth finally reaches breaking point when her friend Wanda is found dead. Politician John Hatton achieves his goal of a Royal Commission into police corruption, and the announcement of a Royal Commission has an unexpected bonus for John Ibrahim.
Under pressure from the Royal Commission, Trevor Haken's paranoia reaches new heights. Drug boss Benny Kassab suspects a rat in the ranks, with deadly results. Police cadet Kim Hollingsworth is haunted by her colourful past.
Supergrass Trevor Haken risks everything to gather evidence against his mates. Chook Fowler takes bizarre steps to avoid testifying on police corruption. Kim Hollingsworth's police career is jeopardised when she agrees to go undercover for the Royal Commission.
Corrupt cop Dennis Kelly betrays his best mate to the Royal Commission, with tragic results. Gerry Lloyd makes a deadly deal with drug boss Shaka to expose corruption on the Golden Mile. Kim risks her life by going undercover for the Royal Commission. When the operation ends, she receives a shocking reward.
Danny "DK" Karam recruits his own private army to terrorise the Golden Mile. Ruthless newcomer Doc Kanaan stages a bloody coup to seize control of the drug trade from DK. With the corrupt cops banished from the Golden Mile, gang violence spirals out of control.
In the explosive final episode, Doc Kanaan plots to kill John Ibrahim and gain control of the Golden Mile. Joe Dooley and Strike Force Lancer smash DK's Boys and restore order to Kings Cross. Dennis Kelly hires a hitman to clean up his dirty past, as he lobbies for the job of Police Commissioner. Kim risks her life to avenge her unfair dismissal from the police force.