A serial killer, self-dubbed The Avenger, targets wealthy, prominent men for a gruesome death. These targets have been accused but not convicted of sex related crimes. The Special Crimes Team is formed to catch this killer who has eluded three police departments.
Hot tempered Sergeant Nita Slowater, assigned as the second-in-command of the Special Crimes Team, immediately clashes with her superior, Lieutenant Michael Williams, a man known to bend the rules. The two of them with four other independent, misfit cops must stop The Avenger. Can these disparate people work together?
When The Avenger decides to communicate through Dawn Samira, Nita is given the job of liaison with the pushy, lesbian reporter. But, recently a reporter got her best friend killed, and Nita’s in no mood to play nice.
The only bright spot in Nita’s life is her unlikely friendship with a homeless, black artist, Molly the Pack Lady. Unknown to anyone the key to the killer’s identity lies within the pages of Molly’s sketchpad. Will Nita find the key before an innocent man becomes The Avenger’s next victim?