A woman's murder leads the police to discover the actual target was a reporter who did a story about improprieties in a recent senatorial election.
The attempted murder of a tough judge sends Briscoe and Green on a wild goose chase to track down his homicidal nemesis. When the perpetrator is found, Carmichael and McCoy have a difficult time making a case.
Briscoe and Green investigate a school shooting, in which four students are killed and a dozen others are wounded. It soon becomes apparent that more than one child fits the profile and the evidence, but an e-mail sent by one of the students skews the investigation towards one particular youth with a violent history. McCoy goes head to head with Jamie Ross, who is acting as the teen's defense attorney, and who argues that the e-mail is inadmissible because it is privileged.moreless
The murder of a man outside of his former prep school points to a mystery woman who may have been extorting money from the victim's wealthy father.
The killing of a school hockey coach leads to a case in which the defendant claims that he committed the crime while suffering from "sports rage."