When a spate of violent robberies spreads terror across the city, Kenda and the major crimes unit are called in to bring the masked gunman to justice. But when the brazen bandit strikes yet again, it looks as if Kenda’s case is going down in flames.
Detective Kenda finds the body of a bruised and battered young woman named Vicki Ross; strangled and left in the backseat of her own car. Kenda must sort through the endless suspicious characters in Vicki's past to find the elusive truth.
When police discover the lifeless bodies of Sophia Gerardo, four children and a house cat, they suspect ritualistic mass murder. But Lt. Joe Kenda uncovers a reality far more frightening and deadly than anyone could have imagined.
When carefree restaurant worker Donald Ott is found shot to death on Christmas Day, friends tell police he didn't have an enemy in the world. Then Lt. Joe Kenda learns of a relative with a long criminal history who might hold the key to the mystery.
In his first case with the homicide unit, rookie burglary detective Joe Kenda volunteers to work a bloody multi-victim shooting deemed "unsolvable" by the veterans. But has the ambitious young investigator bitten off more than he can chew?
In the aftermath of a five-alarm fire, first responders discover a lifeless body. When Kenda learns that the deadly blaze was no accident, he launches a manhunt for a pyromaniac with a fiery temper and a callous disregard for human life.