Brenda and her team deal with the grisly case of a serial killer who seems to have re-appeared after an absence of many years. The cases all have the same type of victim and the same results. Attractive young women - all divorced and recently re-married - are kidnapped and tortured with a cattle prod, among other things, and then dumped nude on the beach along the Pacific Coast Highway. There would always be three victims, found several days apart, with a Roman numeral branded on the heel of their foot. Three victims were found in 1998 and again in 1999 but nothing since. As the police look into the backgrounds of one of the victims, they find exactly where they were tortured and the reason why no one could hear their screams. In her personal life, Brenda is devastated by the results of her medical tests and the doctor's diagnosis.
Did You Know?
The small blue box Fritz holds out to Brenda during his proposal is from Tiffany and Co. jewelers. Gifts from Tiffany are readily identifiable by their characteristic blue box tied with a white ribbon. In Batter Up, Pope gave Brenda a gift of earrings from Tiffany & Co., and later gave Brenda a second, mysterious gift she never opened. See more
Brenda Leigh Johnson
Killin' someone's not my idea of closin' a case, anyway.