When Derek Morgan visits his mother in Chicago, he always visits the grave of a teenager whose corpse he found at age 13. This time he's arrested by detective Stan Gordinski, as a suspected serial killer, blamed for the death of several other teenage boys, none of whom were ever identified, embarrassingly based on a profile Jason wrote without knowing the details. The team is baffled. Derek has a whole past he hid from them, including a gang-related juvenile criminal record expunged by a judge at the recommendation of the highly respected local youth center director Buford, who inspired his - also previously unmentioned - career as a college football-scholarship student until he had a knee injury. Finally, an unlikely alternative suspect is shown to have his own, ongoing hidden past... Written by
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We learn that Derek is from Chicago, and he goes back every year for his mother's birthday. We also learn that he has only sisters. See more
When Karl Buford is arrested and struggles, his suit jacket falls open revealing a script in his inside pocket. See more
"All secrets are deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets." - Writer: Cory Doctorow.
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