The explosive action kicks off as treasure-hunting FBI agent Ruth Warnecki is on the trail of stolen Confederate gold hidden in Winkel’s Cave in western Virginia. She never expects to find herself chin-deep in a grisly murder that leaves her nearly dead and rocks the town of Maestro.
And at a stakeout in Maryland, FBI agents Dillon Savich and Dane Carver are nearly killed in a horrific explosion while attempting to rescue a kidnap victim, Pinky Womack.
The police firmly believe that Julia Ransom was guilty of the brutal murder of her husband, renowned psychic August Ransom. However, after six months of investigation and media frenzy, they don't have enough evidence, and she is at last free of their scrutiny, both the police and the lurking paparazzi. One afternoon she walks from her Pacific Heights home to Fisherman's Wharf, quite alone, unwatched, and, she realizes, happy.
FBI Special Agent Jackson Crowne is flying his Cessna over the Appalachians with a very important passenger – Dr. Timothy MacLean, renowned psychiatrist, their destination Washington, D.C. Upon their arrival, the FBI will protect the doctor – and find out just who wants him dead.
But Agent Crowne doesn’t make it.
The first time she spoke to him was at midnight.
Seven-year-old Autumn Backman needed a hero. When she saw Special Agent Dillon Savich on T.V. after he'd brought down bank robbers in a Georgetown bank, she knew she'd found him. She called Savich, but she didn't use the phone. They were burying dead people in my daddy's grave...they're coming after us. Please help me. Who's they? Blessed, he's coming.
Yale professor Dr. Edward Kender's father is undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer when the off-patent, effective drug used in his treatment starts running low. Kender doesn't buy the drug company's reasons of 'unexpected production line problems," and is convinced the shortage is profit-driven. But he needs proof to get the media on board to expose drug company's malfeasance. He hires private investigator Erin Pulaski to help him.
A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous now long-dead monster, Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on.
San Francisco Judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, is presiding over the trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill – accused in a string of murders – when the proceedings take a radical turn. Federal prosecutor Mickey O'Rourke, known for his relentless style, becomes suddenly tentative in his opening statement, leading Hunt to suspect he’s been threatened – suspicions that are all but confirmed when Hunt is shot in the back.
FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich recruits Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, to join his unit at the Hoover Building. Griffin accepts, planning to visit his sister, a graduate student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. He's close by when he's notified his sister is in the hospital, struck down in her apartment, and left naked and bleeding.
Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, has returned to Washington, her job in jeopardy. Her fiancé, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby, has died in a car accident, and mysterious rumors begin that she’s responsible begin to surface: she broke off the engagement and, heartbroken, he killed himself. Then someone tries to force her off the M-2 outside London. Again, rumors claim it was a sympathy ploy. When she returns to the United States, she’s nearly killed when a car tries to mow her down while she’s out for a run.