Roaming the night streets of Los Angeles in search of news items for their cameras, Anna Hatory and her crew of video freelancers are shattered by the death of a suicidal jumper and the murder of one of their team members, a crime that bares dangerous secrets from the past.
A tale spanning a traumatic single day follows the experiences of thirty-five-year-old Liz Pike, who awakens in her idyllic small-town home to discover her husband frantically preparing for what he claims is an IRS audit, but she soon realizes that he has discovered the truth about her affair with another man.
Moving to her great-grandmother's Victorian seaside home after a painful divorce, Emily Graham discovers the body of her great-aunt, who disappeared in 1892, beside the body of a young woman who had been missing only recently.
Eight years after his beloved wife, Elizabeth, was supposedly murdered by a serial killer, Beck receives information that suggests she may still be alive, but his search for the truth could mean setting himself up as the prime suspect in a number of crimes.
Pursuing a big story in anticipation of his imminent layoff, Los Angeles reporter Jack McEvoy investigates the murder confession of a teen drug dealer and realizes that the youth may be innocent, a discovery that pits him against a killer operating below police radar with an uncanny knowledge of his enemies.
Twenty years after he earned a reputation for killing eighty-seven men during the Vietnam War, Bob Lee Swagger finds that his skills are in demand when an organization with ties to the CIA hires him for a particularly dangerous mission.
As a deranged killer stalks the terrified community of Platte City, Nebraska, all evidence points to the recently executed Ronald Jeffreys as the culprit, but FBI Maggie O'Dell soon uncovers evidence that Jeffreys had been convicted and executed for crimes he did not commit and that the real maniacal murderer is still on the loose.
Child psychologist Alex Delaware examines a disturbed young girl and uncovers evidence of a brutal double murder, a child molester's grisly suicide, and a horrible forty-year old secret that continues to have an effect today.
Defending Charlie, a petty con man and former fugitive who hid in Africa for twelve years after being falsely implicated in the murder of a congressman, criminal lawyer Amanda Jaffe struggles to prove the man's innocence while endeavoring to protect him from a vengeful African dictator.