The M.E.'s office is helping a hospital with their organ donation program. Quincy goes there to help declare a young man dead and he was told that his kidney would go to a man whose constantly having dialysis. Quincy and the doctor talk to the boy's parents and convince them to donate his organs for transplant. Later a lawyer upon learning of this sues the hospital for coercing the parents for gain. Quincy's in awe cause the man he was told who would receive the organ is not a man of means. He learns that the hospital director overruled the doctor and had the organ ...
Quincy autopsies a patient who died at a hospital which houses convicts considered mentally unfit for a regular jail. Shortly afterwards, the patient's mother contacts Quincy, alleging that her son was killed after being forced to participate in a human cockfight. But can he prove her story true before more inmates end up on his autopsy table?
While performing an autopsy on a football player who died from an aneurysm, Quincy notices that he also had an especially drug resistant strain of gonorrhea. Quince and Sam are then loaned out to the health department to try to find any women he may have been involved with before a full scale epidemic breaks out. Also, Quince looks into the murder of a prostitute who also was infected with the virus.
Quincy investigates the suicide of a woman who was horribly disfigured after undergoing a face peel that was performed by an incompetent plastic surgeon. He then goes on a crusade to see that his operation is shut down and he is aided by a former motion picture beauty who was victimized by the same doctor.
The son of a friend of Quincy's dies of a seizure due to a massive drug overdose. Quincy and the boy's father are determined to find out who prescribed the drugs and why the boy was unable to get help.
The doctor who prescribed excessive drugs to many overdose victims is found murdered, and police arrest the young medical student who was trying to break the addicts by slowly reducing their daily amounts. Quincy doesn't believe the young man is guilty, though his friend Brock Campbell, whose son died due to an overdose from the doctor's prescription, remains under suspicion as well.
After a jet liner crashes just outside of Los Angeles, Quincy is called in to help identify the victims as well as to help find out the cause of the crash. However, he is soon trying to solve two other mysteries as well. One involves trying to positively identify a man who was traveling under an assumed name with a woman he was having an affair with. The other involves three chemical engineers who all suffered from lung cancer, which might have been caused by a project they were working on.
Officer Tommy Bates, a close friend of Monahan's, is accused of killing a young car thief who goes berserk after crashing into Bate's police car. Although the signs point to the young man being under the influence of PCP, there is no trace of it in his blood. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worst when Monahan is suspended for roughing up the young man's accomplice prompting a lawsuit by lawyer Charlie Trusdale, the head of a civil rights organization. However, Quincy finds out that the young man was a chronic user of the drug and thinks that he was ...
Quincy considers a marriage proposal from his girlfriend Lynne while working on a case. This then causes him to reminisce about his first marriage to his wife Helen. He also thinks about how his career caused him to neglect her, she developed a malignant brain tumor, and how her death influenced his decision to become a forensic pathologist.
A woman dies because of her ulcer. It was discovered that she was seeing a doctor who practices alternative medicine. The doctor claims that she's aware of her ulcer and wouldn't have allowed it to get as bad as did. But the woman's husband is suing her for malpractice. And she is facing the possibility of losing her license so Quincy tries to prove her innocence.
A teenage girl dies from a disease that mainly affects the elderly. A few hours later, her boyfriend dies of the same symptoms. Quincy later traces it to a the marijuana they smoked, which was treated with a poisonous fertilizer. Quincy then decides to go after the magazine that advertised it in order to try to keep more kids from dying from the tainted weed. He also must find out where the kids got the weed from.
During a day at the track, Quincy and Danny overhear an argument between two jockeys. Later, one of those jockeys is apparently killed by a dis-tempered horse. Foul play and fraud are suspected following a pair of autopsies... including that of a horse!
While performing an autopsy on a man who was hit by a bus, Quincy and Sam find what looks like a pacemaker inside of him. However, when they remove the object they find out that it actually was a container for diamonds that he was smuggling into the country. Quincy is then "drafted" by a pair of government agents to act as a replacement courier to try to catch the mob boss who was to receive the gems. However, Quincy soon becomes a target of a hit man who poisons him and now its a race against time to find the hit man and get an antidote to save Quincy.
Steve Yomashira, an old friend of Sam's, goes crazy one night and kills a young police officer with the officer's gun. It turns out that its the latest in a series of near psychotic episodes that Steve was suffering following an incident in Germany while he was serving in the army. Steve then commits suicide and Sam decides to dig deeper and he eventually finds out that Steve was suspected of being a spy for the Soviets and he was given an LSD laced truth serum. Now Sam and Quincy must try to prove that the army was responsible for what happened to him and reverse the...
A televangelist whose church is being investigated by federal authorities is found dead in a seedy motel room having died of combining painkillers and alcohol. But the painkillers were prescribed, and the bottle wasn't empty, and the amount of both taken was barely enough to kill him. So was he trying go commit suicide, or was it an accident? Quincy decides to organize a psychological autopsy to find out.
After a pregnant young woman falls off a cliff during a struggle with her boyfriend, the young man is suspected of killing her; however, Quincy suspects that the girl may have committed suicide, and that her respectable family harbors a shocking secret.
While walking through a forest, a forest ranger finds a stack of money believed to be the payoff for a hijacker who used a vial of anthrax to hijack a plane. He also finds the hijacker's skeleton in a tree. Unfortunately, he accidentally steps on the vial containing the spores. Quincy and Sam go to the town where the body was brought in to properly identify the remains. However, when the ranger dies from the disease and it now becomes a race against time to find the infected money before a major epidemic breaks out.
While driving to a forensic pathologists convention, Quincy nearly falls asleep at the wheel and is stopped by the sheriff of a local town and is taken to the local jail where he sleeps it off. However, while he is there a fire breaks out in the jail and four of the inmates are killed as a result. Quince volunteers to perform the autopsy and finds out that one of the inmates, who was in jail for embezzling town funds, was actually stabbed to death. At first it looks as if the owner of the local diner was responsible, but it was later revealed that he had an airtight ...