When Pamela Edwards is found shot through the heart, Lt. Joe Kenda's first task is to shield her young daughters from the horrendous scene. Soon police close in on her killer, ending with a white-knuckle car and foot ...
Mother of three Dianne Hood is shot to death by a masked gunman on her way home from a Lupus support meeting. Police initially assume it's a robbery, but Lt. Joe Kenda uncovers a sordid web of lust and greed, revealing a killer no one ever expected.
Teen runaway Maggie Fetty is found strangled to death on a mountain road. An anonymous tipster blames Maggie's best friend, but she accuses a mental patient with multiple personalities. Kenda must turn the suspects against each other to learn the truth.
Five people are murdered in a cold-blooded robbery at a shopping center, and much of the evidence is lost in a fire. But a fuzzy image from a newly installed surveillance camera leads Kenda on an exhaustive search that ends in a shocking confrontation.
Housewife Elsie Jennes is found dead in the basement of her burning home. Lt Joe Kenda has no leads until Elsie's son, William, turns up in a police station over 50 miles away, equipped with a suitcase, a pet yellow labrador, and a bizarre story to tell.
Solider and young father Layne Schmidtke is brutally beaten to death by a mob of teenagers. Kenda must reconstruct the chaotic scene through forensic evidence and witness testimonies, which reveals an unlikely suspect as the murderous ringleader.
Hard-working fast food manager Missy Berry is found dead in an idling car at a deserted intersection. Kenda discovers suspects from Missy's past who may have wanted her dead. But a surprise twist in the investigation leads him into uncharted territory.
A bloody shooting, steps away from a high school, leaves 14-year-old J.L. Jackson dead. After combing through the unreliable testimony of teen witnesses, Kenda uncovers a deadly vendetta stemming from a heated lunchroom confrontation.
15-year-old Chuck Limbrick returns home from school to find his mother, Betty Limbrick, shot dead on the floor. Evidence points to a robbery gone wrong, but Kenda suspects there is more to the story, and uncovers a plot almost too shocking to believe.
29-year-old Chris Devoy is shot in cold blood outside a neighborhood bar. Faced with a trio of suspects, Kenda trusts his gut and makes a controversial decision. The case hits a dead end, but Kenda gets an unexpected tip that proves his instincts right.