Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.
The corps of Emily Forrester (8) in found in Palissades park. Shark suspects, given identical MO and victim type, the work of the killer of Tanya Blake, 15 years earlier, for which his client Charlie Davis still serves a jail sentence. Charlie recognizes one of the ten present suspects, landscape architect Sam Bemis. Shark concentrates on him, linking both cases. Meanwhile Julie is approached by youngster Scott Natterson, whose late dad Tom, a lawyer, left letters indicating an affair with Julie's ma. Written by