When a murder case bears eerie similarities to a serial murder case from the past, Goren's reclusive profiling mentor comes in to help the investigation. But nobody realizes that Eames may be the next target.
After an inebriated teenage girl is murdered, Goren and Eames turn the microscope on a small town, but accusations against a local advertising big-wig and resistance from the local police complicate the investigation.
A man confesses to murdering a young beauty queen, but his story doesn't add up. But the investigation into how the confessor received confidential details of the crime could lead Goren and Eames to the real killer.
The suspects in the murder of a record producer include a disreputable nightclub owner, an eccentric bouncer aspiring to be a rap star, an ambitious young singer who may have been having an affair with him, and her jealous husband.