After the blood-soaked body of 76 year old Franklin Bradshaw is found behind the counter of his auto-parts store, detectives dig into the strained history of his family and uncover a hotbed of deceit, manipulation and all-consuming greed.
On one terrible morning, 10-year-old Leona O'Loughlin doesn't show up for school while her detective father, Leo, falls violently ill. Investigators consider the chilling possibility that someone might be trying to eliminate the entire family.
When the four members of the Mark family are found murdered in their home, police suspect someone close to the family is responsible. The bizarre truth will shake the small town of Cedar Falls and devastate the surviving members of the Mark family.
A detective struggles to exonerate his friend, a black former cop, from rape allegations pinned on him by the LAPD's all-white brass. He'll navigate entrenched racism, lead a stake-out and employ the magic of Hollywood to ensnare the real predator.
Barbara Mackle, a promising co-ed and real-estate heiress, is kidnapped and buried alive in a coffin-like "capsule." From Washington, D.C., to Miami, local police and the FBI race to find the culprit before Barbara's time underground runs out.
In what became known as "The Crime of The Century," a boy from one of Chicago's wealthiest families is kidnapped and found murdered. The ensuing investigation zeroes in on the wealthy, thrill-seeking college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.