Boston. During an apparent hostage standoff, police sniper Bobby Dodge shoots Jim Gagnon, the rich son of a powerful judge, to keep Gagnon from harming his troubled wife, Catherine, and their son, Nathan. Judge Gagnon later sues Dodge for murder.
A 28-year-old police dispatcher seeks out Boston Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren Grant at a crime scene and asks the homicide detective to investigate her expected murder. Meanwhile, Warren is looking into the execution-style slayings of two pedophiles with the assistance of a female rookie sex crime detective.
For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it's his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch of highway, engine running, purse on the driver's seat. And his estranged wife, Rainie Conner, gone, leaving no clue to her fate. Together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, Pierce searches for answers to questions he's afraid to ask.
Each time he struck, he took two victims; the first body contained all the clues the investigators needed to find the second victim, who waited... prey to a slow but certain death. Rookie FBI agent Kimberly Quincy will have to break some rules to beat an exactingly vicious criminal at the game he's perfected.
When shy Maggie Ferringer reports for jury duty, she is abducted by escaped convict Cain Cannon, who reveals the circumstances of his wrongful arrest and who an increasingly enamored Maggie resolves to prove innocent.
The Survivors Club - that's what Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen and Meg Pesaturo call it. They won't consider themselves victims. And now that Eddie Como, the College Hill Rapist, has been shot dead outside a packed courthouse moments before his trial was to begin, all three women are openly ecstatic. They are also the prime suspects in his murder.