Quinn McGuire is settling into her new life just fine. She's moving beyond the trauma of her past. She's fallen in love with her best friend, Jack Lassiter, and slowly rebuilding the career she'd once abandoned. Then her old nemesis is arrested for murdering her husband. To the surprise of everyone, Glenda Penderherst wants Quinn to represent her as legal counsel. Quinn doesn't do criminal defense anymore. Nope, she's focusing on areas a little more refined - less drama.
Naomi Banker, the resident vibrational therapist, asks Quinn to look into an intellectual property rights claim. The request seems innocent enough - but boring. Things soon spice up when Quinn discovers that Naomi was romantically linked to Glenda's murdered husband. Soon, more body's start to surface and like it or not, Quinn finds herself caught in a whirlwind of broken hearts and private alliances, all while trying to manage a few special secrets of her own. She’s convinced of Naomi's innocence and starts to dig for answers. But if she's not careful, she'll end up being added to the body count.
ONE CASE, TWO DETECTIVES
ONE MAN INTENT ON DESTRUCTION
ONE STORY, TWO PERSPECTIVES
ONE CITY; DEATH AND CORRUPTION
He was an inferior man. He didn’t buy into the myth of an inferiority complex; he was inferior. But all of that changed six months ago. He became a superior man. He decided to act. This was when his masterplan, “The Messiah Machination”, was born.
The plan is now in motion; he has just committed his first murder. This is only the beginning but it’s also only half of the story because he has a very specific target in mind.
What does this mean? Why is he doing this? What’s his next move? The truth is … only he knows.
Billie, a loner security guard, convinces herself that a reclusive author can provide vital information on the whereabouts of her missing brother. The brother she swore to protect after a family tragedy ten years ago. She must overcome her aloofness and engage with strangers in order to progress her investigation. Things take a turn when two bumbling criminals kidnap the author. As their paths cross, events soon spiral downwards, propelling Billie into a desperate fight for her own survival.
Along the way she interacts with a vicious crime boss, a dismissive female cop, and a drug cartel.
Can she keep her promise to protect her brother?
A sadistic serial killer, known as the “Butcher” is loose in Los Angeles. He has a particular taste for carving up prostitutes, but they are only the first course in the Butcher’s banquet. In a letter to the media and the police, the Butcher exposes his real targets — cheating wives. He attacks them the same way he did the prostitutes: twenty shallow and two deep stab wounds.
Assigned to bring the Butcher to justice are Lieutenant Elgie Reynolds, Detective Quinn Kim, and Forensic Psychologist Dr. Lucas Connors. They follow the blood trail left in the Butcher’s wake. His blood lust increases with each body. The Butcher proves to be a cunning adversary for Elgie and his crew. He is so adept at blending in that he begins to go into bars, pick up women, kills them, and still, no one knows who he is. He seems to blend in with the crowd: nondescript.
The Butcher manages to kill without leaving a trace of evidence or a clue to his identity. He goes so far as to call Reynolds and tell him he’s seen him, he’s closer than he thinks. But even that’s not enough to satisfy his ego. The Butcher needs a new thrill. He needs more attention. After all, what good is it to actually get away with murder if no one knows about it.